The importance of fire, fuels and the weather
Fire experts have long recognised that characteristics of fuels and weather are key drivers of fire behaviour. A seminar exploring these issues was held as part of the September 2009 Bushfire CRC/AFAC conference on the Gold Coast. The seminar gave fire and land managers a chance to hear from the researchers about the work being conducted all across Australia and New Zealand by the Bushfire CRC and develop an in-depth understanding of specific fire issues.
A set of DVDs based on the seminar presentations is now available. They may be ordered individually or as a set.
These are valuable tools that organisations can use, produced as part of the Bushfire CRC’s research adoption work. Their content includes an outline of the pre-conference seminar at the 2009 Bushfire CRC/AFAC Annual Conference on the Gold Coast, introducing the researchers and their work; how industry can use the research; how the work can be applied more broadly than to the specific regions where it was undertaken; what the researchers expect fire managers will learn from their presentations; and the future plans the researchers have for their work.
The DVDs are recommended for anyone with an interest in the latest practical, hands-on fire research. Fire managers and others who attended the seminar will find them a valuable refresher.
The DVDs were produced with the assistance of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service.
The Bushfire CRC is offering its member organisations copies of its DVD's at a limit of 5 per agency. Should there be interest beyond that number please contact Vaia Smirneos.
Bushfire CRC / AFAC Annual Conference 2009 - Gold Coast
- Overview - Fire Fuels and Weather seminar - 15 mins, includes brief segments of interviews and presentations.
- Lectures disk 1 & 2 - all seminar presentations on two disks
- Interview disk - extended interviews with all presenters, approx 10mins each speaker
Individual speaker Interviews and Presentations (each speaker on separate disk)
- Graham Mills - Atmospheric stability and the use of the Haines index in Australia
- Rick McRae -Foehn winds in south-east Australia
- Lachlan McCaw - Fire regimes in semi-lands
- Andrew Dowdy - Dry lightning
- Miguel Cruz - Shrubland fire behaviour modelling
- Neil Davidson - Tree decline and the importance of fire in the landscape
- Stuart Anderson - Grassland curing and links to the Grasslands Fire Danger Index
Phil Lacy - Burning under young eucalypts