On West Jemez Road, in a small room at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Emergency Operations Center, sits one the greatest defensive weapons the lab uses against fighting wildfires.
Of course, one wouldn’t know it by looking at it.
At first glance, it just looks like a sand box propped up on four wooden legs. However, turn off the lights and turn on an overhead projector, and that’s where the similarity to the childhood memories ends.
Meet the “SimTable” an interactive, data intense real-time tool that LANL uses to predict, control and fight trouble coming its way.