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Title: Pyrocumulus Collapse. Unpredicted Wildfire Dangers

We validate our proposed mechanisms with the aid of numerical simulations using a mesoscale atmospheric model and LANL's local-scale dispersion model.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1228078
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--15-29331
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES wildfire; Las Conchas Fire; nighttime blow-up; pyrocumulus; mountain wave; heat source; topography; HIGRAD; WRF; numerical model; downdraft; downslope windstorm; rotor; UDSA Forest Service; infrastructure protection