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The science and art of wildfire mitigation

Apr 16, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
UnQuarked Wine Room
145 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM
Manny L'Esperance
Linda Anderman
(505) 665-9196
Public Event

Event Description

Science On Tap is scheduled for Monday, April 16 at 5:30 at UnQuarked.

According to Manny L’Esperance, with the Lab’s Emergency Preparedness group, Los Alamos has seen the least amount of snow since the recordkeeping began back in 1906. This puts the Laboratory at extreme risk for wildfire. In order to protect the Lab, its property, and people, wildfire mitigation planning began 30 days early this year. During this talk you’ll learn the level of risk the Lab faces and how it is running thousands of fire and fuel modeling scenarios using Santa Fe-based Simtable technology to ensure that the Laboratory is as prepared as it possibly can be. You’ll also learn about how the Lab is coordinating with other regional entities since fire doesn’t care about by artificial boundaries. 

This event is open to those of all ages.