Where Scientists Play With Fire - Atlas Obscura

Where Scientists Play With Fire

This is the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station Fire Lab in Missoula, Montana. Here, researchers have spent five decades studying fire science to develop new models for predicting fire behavior, which helps them understand how to put out forest fires. Whether it’s wind speed, slope, air flow, or anything else that influences flames, scientists at this lab study fire in intimate detail. Our friends from Gizmodo joined us to explore the lab and learn about philosophies like the Fire Paradox, partake in fire-based experiments, and walk through a fire wind tunnel.

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