The Scion Rural Fire Research team recently produced another Rural Fire Research Update glossy newsletter. Update #11 details testing of the BlueSky smoke modelling framework using three major forest fires that occurred in Marlborough during 2015. Smoke models are used to predict dispersion of smoke and emissions concentrations from wildfires and prescribed burns. The testing showed these models have promise for use in New Zealand to assist with public health warning, air traffic control and avoiding smoke nuisance.
Read Update #11 here.