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PostPosted: May 10th, 2022, 12:16 am 
https://www.realclearscience.com/video/ ... 31118.html


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PostPosted: May 10th, 2022, 7:15 am 
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The reason has always been clear to me that, as suggested in the video, as air rushes in from all directions to feed the fire, your body as an obstruction creates an eddy pocket of slow or non-moving air that the smoke is free to flow into. Away from you the air is free to flow directly into the fire and the smoke goes up and away as welll as getting caught in your eddy air pocket. An obstruction in a flowing stream of water forms an eddy that collects debris for the same reason. Simple physics and rational thinking, not rocket science.


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PostPosted: May 10th, 2022, 2:48 pm 
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nessmuk wrote:
Simple physics and rational thinking, not rocket science.


For a whitewater paddler, pilot, fluid dynamicist, or civil/aerospace engineer, true. Not I think for the general public.

Case in point, I'm both a whitewater paddler and a pilot, and this never occurred to me. But then again, I'm mediocre at both.

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PostPosted: May 12th, 2022, 2:08 pm 
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Who needs science, just someone's opinion. I have my own science, my wife has the ability to attract fire smoke no matter where she sits around said fire. That's a fact :D


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