Out of the Blue

A snide comment in the forums made me aware that the growing number of sites with paywalls or registration requirements may cause some of the links posted here to be less helpful than others. So let's work on a satisfactory solution. The complication is that many sites offer a certain number of articles for free each month, so there's some inconsistency to this. My first effort is to create a tag to cover all the bases by warning when a link "may require registration or subscription." Hopefully this is enough of a heads-up to mouse over the link and decide whether it is worth a click. Feel free to offer feedback on whether this is helpful as it is, or if you think something else will work better.

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jacobvandy wrote on Dec 8, 2020, 02:35:
The most interesting/astonishing part to me is the revelation that these recent natural wildfires are behaving much in the same way as the firestorms intentionally created with millions of pounds of explosives and incendiaries to efficiently destroy entire cities in WW2, complete with hurricane winds and flaming tornadoes, except even bigger and growing each year. That, and the fact that we are ironically creating the conditions for these blazes to occur in our haste to "preserve" forests by refusing to let them periodically burn in a safer and more manageable way.
I agree, it was strangely interesting. Although I never really bothered to think about it, it makes complete sense that we would have difficultly modeling the spread of fire. As the article mentions, even modeling the burning of logs in a fireplace is something we can't do accurately. Trying to do so for a large area would clearly be impossible currently. And while I had heard that fires could create their own wind, I had not previously seen an explanation of the mechanism which did so. And the thought this feedback loop can cause trees which might not otherwise burn to combust was in the words of a shocked Mr. Spock, "fascinating".
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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