RMRS Fire Scientists Featured in New York Times

Submitted by fl_admin on Sun, 09/22/2013 - 07:58

The New York Times Sunday Magazine’s September 22 issue prominently featured Research Forester Mark Finney and Research Physical Scientist Jack Cohen, Missoula. The cover story titled Into the Wildfire focuses on their studies and experiments to find out how fire burns. They found fire does not burn the way researchers previously thought, nor does it burn the way reflected in the current fire behavior models. The author and scientists discussed the potential uses for this new information and its possible implications for the Wildland Urban Interface. The article includes extraordinary photographs.


Scientists observe the behavior of fire in a wind tunnel