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Title: Still hot at 50

Author: Ryan, Kevin C.; Gallagher, Susan; Hardy, Colin; Smith, Diane

Date: 2010

Source: Wild Fire Magazine. 19(5): 12-20. Online: http://wildfiremag.com/wui/missoula-fire-lab-201009/index.html

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: 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

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Ryan, Kevin C.; Gallagher, Susan; Hardy, Colin; Smith, Diane. 2010. Still hot at 50. Wild Fire Magazine. 19(5): 12-20. Online: http://wildfiremag.com/wui/missoula-fire-lab-201009/index.html

 


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