Extreme Fire Behaviour

Introduction

All bushfires start small. Understanding how they progress from ignition to conflagration, from surface fire to raging crown fire, is critical to determining suitable suppression and for issuing effective public warnings.

Project Leader

Dr Andrew Sullivan
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Lead End User

Steve Rothwell
Assistant Commissioner Rural Operations

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This project is investigating firebrand and spotfire potential and behaviour under extreme fire weather conditions. It is studying, both individually and en masse, the propagation and transitions of behaviour as a fire develops and involves different fuel layers.

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This project is made up of two parts that complement and add to the work being undertaken by the CSIRO Team.  

Part 1 of this work 

It is recognised that broad fire fronts generally propagate more rapidly than narrow “linear” fires.  Atmospheric...

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