Dear FIREXers, Yesterday we had a successful day of room burns, and we passed the 100 fire mark!   The schedule for the remaining burns is; 11/10 – 0900 Engelmann Duff; 1330 Dung, we will try a dilution experiment at the end of this burn 11/11 – 0900  Subalpine Duff; 1330 Rotten Log; 1700 Last Meeting – Please be prepared to show… Read More

Dear FIREXers; We had two successful room burns, and one of them, a very nice Chamise burn that was captured on video by a crew from the History Channel. The History Channel is working on a program on climate change called “2 Degrees” and wanted some information about the connection between climate and wildfire. Check out this video of one… Read More

Dear FIREXers;Two more successful room burns today! Everything seems to progress pretty well. TENTATIVE plan for the upcoming days: 10/27 – 9AM Douglas Fir realistic; 1:30 PM Subalpine Fir realistic 10/28 – mid-term science meeting 10/29 – 9AM Excelsior; 1:30 PM Engelmann Spruce Duff 10/30 – calibration day, no burns Thanks, Jim, Carsten, Bob… Read More

Dear FIREXers;Today we had our first two room burns! After a slow start because of the elevator being stuck and other small issues, we managed to get two burns in. There seemed to have been only few minor issues during the fire, so we should call this a successful start to the second half of… Read More

Dear FIREXers;The transition from stack burns to room burns is almost finished! All the instruments are in its new (or old) location and most are up and running. Thanks to everybody for making this move work so smooth and for helping your colleagues so graciously. This means we are ready for our first room burn… Read More

Dear FIREXers; We had 5 good burns: Sub-alpine Fir from Fish Lake, Douglas Fir for the big burn, Lodgepole Pine, Ponderosa Pine, and Rice Straw. The afternoon presentations were give by Ale Franchin (AMS) and Matt Coggon (The Oxidation Flow Reactor formerly known as PAM). We are looking to wrap up Stack burns this Saturday and envision… Read More

Dear FIREXers; Today the large fire was Engelmann Spruce, which we had to repeat in the afternoon for a second try at filling the chamber properly. It seemed to work on the second go-round. Tomorrow we will have Douglas Fir as the big burn, rice straw, ponderosa, lodgepole and duff for the smaller burns. We are… Read More

Dear FIREXers: Today we had three successful burns of chaparral, one Loblolly Pine (southeast fuel) and one duff. Today’s science presentations were about the chamber from Abril, Ben, Ed and Rob. Thanks for the great discussion! TENTATIVE Plan for the upcoming days: 10/14 – 9 AM start for 5 burns: Ponderosa Pine realistic (big burn), litter, canopy and Engleman… Read More

Tuesday, October 11 Dear FIREXers; Today we had six burns, with a wide variety of flaming and smoldering emissions–and we snuck in a short burn of one of the chaparral fuels we just received: Lodgepole Litter/ Douglas Fir and Litter/ Engelmann Spruce Canopy/ Chamise/ Sub-alpine Fir/ Engelmann Spruce Duff. We have had several instrumental challenges to date, but those have been or are being resolved.… Read More

Saturday, October 8 Dear FIREXers: Today we had five successful burns: Douglas Fir (3 times), duff, and pine log. One of the Douglas Fir burns was large enough to fill the chamber. It looks like we are running at pretty good speed with only few minor issues, and we are really starting to build up a… Read More