This week we talk about fire weather and wildfires! It’s a hot topic. We also visit a somewhat Halloween appropriate fun paper from the Journal of Experimental Biology.
- National Fire Danger Rating Index
- Mesonet Fire Weather Page
- Burning Index
- Ignition Component
- Spread Component
- Fuel Moisture
- Keetch-Byram Drought Index
Fun Paper Friday
- It’s Halloween Fun Paper Time! Hands, guitar tuners, and accelerometers.
- Horns, Joshua, Rebekah Jung, and David R. Carrier. “In vitro strain in human metacarpal bones during striking: testing the pugilism hypothesis of hominin hand evolution.” Journal of Experimental Biology 218.20 (2015): 3215-3221.