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Atmospheric scientists find causes of firenado in deadly Carr Fire
December 5, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Atmospheric scientist Neil Lareau at the University of Nevada, Reno, has authored a paper in the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters documenting the rare firenado -- a fire-generated vortex -- finding a number of factors that combined at just the right time and place to catalyze the deadly Carr Fire in Northern California. Photo courtesy of CalFire. Full Story
University of Nevada, Reno
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