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Buoyant flame dynamics experimental videos

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.

Buoyant dynamics

Camp Swift grass burn

Cardboard burns - High speed video (300fps) of flame structure in cardboard fuel arrays burning in the large wind tunnel

Coherent flame structure

Flow tracking

Heated plate experiments

Vorticity Patterns Visualized

(Click on an image to see it in full view.)

National Strategic Program Areas: 
Wildland Fire and Fuels
RMRS Science Program Areas: 
Fire, Fuel and Smoke
RMRS Strategic Priorities: 
Fire Sciences