Sunday, April 01, 2007

Wildfire Season 2007

Take a look at the photo galleries from the LA Times story about the Hollywood fire. Why does the fire burn only on one side of this ridge?

Remember that fire is a river that runs uphill? Do you see the wind direction? Note that the fire spread uphill and flowed into another "fire basin" only in the downwind direction? You can see it clearly in the Europa Technologies/Google Earth annotated map below.

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