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Universal Fire Shape and Whirls
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Abstract: Explore the basis of the universal fire shape as well as twirl and burst
behavior. In this wildfire simulation, as the fire spreads, it evolves into a
shape well-known to fire managers. The "head" is the leading edge of the fire
where the heat is focused. Along the side are two "flanks", where the winds
blow parallel to the edge of the fire. The "Back" is the slowest moving ... View entire text
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Dataset Originator/Creator: Janice Coen (scientist), Tim Scheitlin (animator)
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Temporal Resolution: 6 Seconds
Temporal Resolution Range: 1 second - < 1 minute
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Use Constraints Copyright 2002, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
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Community Data Portal, Visualization and Enabling Technologies Section, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Supplemental Info
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Email: cdp at
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National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24