Anonymous asked: Is there a decay rate in heat at distance from a flame/heat source? Ie 6 inches away from a fire that's burning at 1200 deg F is what temp? 12" inches? Etc

This is a great question, anonymous! And a complicated one, because heat is a weird thing that moves from one place to another in multiple ways. When heat is absorbed by a substance, it raises the temperature of that substance. Heat can move by conduction, convection, and radiation.

In the coming days, the Clear Science staff will try to unpack this a little and throw some clarity on it.