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Latest Tasman fire – predictions of what might have happened

Predictions of potential fire growth made by Scion’s fire team have been used to illustrate what could have happened during the latest Tasman forest fire. Veronica Clifford modelled potential fire growth using the Prometheus fire simulation model. One of her … Continue reading

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Nelson forest fire puts Scion fire research in the spotlight

The major wildfire that has burned 2300 ha of forest and surrounding grassland at Pigeon Valley near Wakefield has resulted in much publicity for Scion’s rural fire research. Scion fire scientist Veronica Clifford worked as part of the Incident Management … Continue reading

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Fire Behaviour & Fuels Conference – register now

Registration is now open for the 6th International Fire Behaviour and Fuels Conference, which will be held concurrently in Sydney, Australia, as well as Albuquerque, New Mexico and Marseille, France, from 29th April – 3rd May 2019. The Sydney program … Continue reading

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NZ research presented at Portugal fire conference

Research being conducted as part of the New Zealand rural fire research programme was presented recently at the International Conference on Forest Fire Research (ICFFR) in Coimbra, Portugal. Using the 2017 Port Hills wildfire as an example, Scion social scientist … Continue reading

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Two new videos on how wildfires spread

The recent wildfires in the U.S., and California in particular, have generated significant public interest in fires, and how they spread and can (or can’t) be controlled. Two great new videos, from the New York Times and Weather Channel respectively, … Continue reading

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Fire programme receives gold!

Crop stubble research burn as viewed through infrared imaging. Scion’s Extreme Fire research programme has been awarded a Gold rating by the Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) for its performance and progress over the past 12 months. Less … Continue reading

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Fire Behaviour & Fuels Conference – save the date!

The International Fire Behaviour & Fuels Conference is held every 3-4 years. The 6th edition, in April/May 2019, will be held concurrently in Australia, France & USA, with live-streamed shared keynote presentations. The conference theme of “Fuels of Today – … Continue reading

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