CBS News - Better way to fight wildfires

Submitted by fl_admin on Tue, 08/23/2016 - 10:51

Mark Finney, Research is featured on the CBS newsclip "Inside the search for a better way to fight wildfires" which aired in August '16.

Missoula, Montana -- Hundreds of square miles in California have been overcome by wildfires this summer, in part fueled by a prolonged drought.

And while fierefighters in Southern California work around the clock to control the flames, scientists hundreds of miles away are waging a different sort of battle - the one to fully understand how these blazes spread. Read more...

Additional clips:

Researchers: Wildfires aren't being fought correctly (featured during the CBS Morning News)

WATCH: Pine needles ignite without a flame (interview with research mechanical engineer Sara McAllister talking about convection heat)

Video shows how fire spreads in slow motion (Mark Finney demonstrates fire spread in the burn chamber)