A collection of experiment videos and images from the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory located in Missoula, Montana. To learn more about this see the Science Spotlight: Role of buoyant flame dynamics in wildfire spread.
Camp Swift grass burn
Cardboard burns - High speed video (300fps) of flame structure in cardboard fuel arrays burning in the large wind tunnel
Upwind view - flames spreading toward the camera. Burn 53, wind speed 0.335 m/s, flame length 0.6 m.
Upwind wide view – flame spreading toward the camera. Burn 56, wind speed 0.955 m/s, flame length 0.4 m.
Upwind close view – flame spreading toward the camera. Burn 56, Burn 56, wind speed 0.955 m/s, flame length 0.4 m.
Coherent flame structure
Heated plate experiments
Vorticity Patterns Visualized
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