‘With fire, almost everything is counterintuitive.’

The Atlantic:

Massive wildfires cost billions of dollars and burn millions of acres in the U.S. every year, but we know surprisingly little about the basic science of how they spread. At the Fire Lab in Missoula, Montana, researchers reverse-engineer spreading fires using wind tunnels, fire-whirl generators, and giant combustion chambers.

Come for the science, stay for the gorgeous fire test visuals.

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