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White Paint Sphere Through the Microscope

White Paint Sphere

This is from a home impacted by a near approach of the Etiwanda fire. The Etiwanda fire was typical of a Southern California Chaparral fire. When only transmitted light is used the paint sphere cannot be distinguised from the spheres of fire retardant or from other sphere that may be from combustion. This is from an environmental tapelift collected on the roof of this home.

Transmitted Off Crossed Polarized Light and Reflected Darkfield


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