Wildfires make their own weather, and that matters for fire management

New prediction tools zero in on how blazes throw embers and make weather that fans the flames

Carr Fire

BIG BURN  The Carr Fire, which has burned 930 square kilometers this summer, is one of the most destructive wildfires in California’s history.

Eric Coulter, Bureau of Land Management/Flickr

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Climate

From the Nature Index

Paid Content