Rocky Mountain Research Station Publications

RMRS Online Publication - Journal Articles, External Publications, and Special Reports
Still hot at 50

Ryan, Kevin C.; Gallagher, Susan; Hardy, Colin; Smith, Diane. 2010. Still hot at 50. Wild Fire Magazine. 19(5): 12-20. Online:

From the parking lot, the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, Montana, could pass for a school, except that one end has a 73-foot-high block of reinforced concrete topped by what looks like a giant golf ball. The block is a combustion chamber for experimental burning, and the ball is part of a satellite station that receives data used to map North American wildfires, a function unheard of when the Fire Lab was established in 1960.

Keywords: Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, wildfires, wildland fire

About PDFs: For best results, do not open the PDF in your Web browser. Right-click on the PDF link to download the PDF file directly to your computer. Click here for more PDF help.

Download Article

PDF File Size: 860 K

Title: RMRS Other Publications: Still hot at 50
Electronic Publish Date: April 4, 2012
Last Update:
April 4, 2012

RMRS Publications | Order a publication | Contact Us