Tag Archives: fire behaviour

Gorse research burns underway

After more than 18 months preparation, the first of the research burns in gorse scrub fuels have been successfully conducted. The burns are the second phase of experiments to test the convective fire spread theory, following the completion of crop … Continue reading

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Updated versions of Fire Behaviour Toolkit available

This user-friendly software package incorporates the fuel and fire behaviour models developed by Scion’s Rural Fire Research group. The ‘NZ Fire Behaviour Toolkit’ is available in formats for PC, as well as Apple and Android smart devices. Versions have been … Continue reading

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Scion fire team develops 360 degree in-fire camera

Scion’s Rural Fire Research team has developed a prototype for an in-fire 360° camera, which was successfully tested in the March 2019 stubble burns! Originally thought up as a fun project in 2017, it was built by the Scion Fire … Continue reading

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New video on NZ fire experiments

A video on the New Zealand-led research to test the new theory of convective fire spread was produced recently, for use at the National Field Days. The video was aired as part of the joint science display by Scion, Landcare … Continue reading

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Fire research again in the media

The Scion fire programme was again in the media during April, with two articles featuring the team’s research. The first was part of a feature in the Otago Daily Times, on the likelihood of more frequent wildfires like that in … Continue reading

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More media coverage for fire research

The Scion fire team’s research has continued to feature in the media in recent weeks, particularly following the Nelson/Tasman wildfires and release of local and international reports on the role of greenhouse gas emissions in increasing climate change impacts, including … Continue reading

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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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