We had another successful day of burns, involving another round through the western fuels, Ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir (it’s not really a Fir we have been told), and Engelmann Spruce (which is actually a spruce). We tried a short burn for calibration purposes, but will have to take a Mulligan on that since key instruments didn’t… Read More

UPDATE We had an eventful day at the Fire Lab on Friday. The first burn had to be canceled due to a problem with the elevator, which is now fixed. The remaining burns revisited Ponderosa Pine (full, litter, canopy) and a burn of Douglas Fir. We had science presentations from Kanako Sekimoto (H3O+ ToF peak… Read More

Today we had two burns, one of them large enough to give the chamber high enough concentration for a long aging experiment. Calibrations and minor instrument fixes are well underway this afternoon, which will ensure high data quality going forward.– The fire crew thinks it will take about 45 minutes between each burn to get… Read More

two scientists prepping for first burn

Today we had our first burn! Thanks everybody for the hard work, it is truly impressive how much we have accomplished in such a short amount of time. There is an incredible number of instruments in various places throughout the fire lab and many of the instruments/chambers worked pretty well for the first fire and… Read More

researchers gathered around equipment

We have made good progress again today with many instruments and inlets in place and equipment being turned on. We are still on schedule for the first test burn on Tuesday afternoon. We will have a meeting tomorrow afternoon at 3PM in the second floor conference room to discuss typical burns, fuels and other issues for… Read More