Tag Archives: New Zealand

Updated smoke forecast for Nelson fire

A second smoke forecast has been produced for the Pigeon Valley forest fire near Wakefield, Nelson. This provides an indication of where the smoke may go today and tomorrow. The smoke model run is for the fire burning in heavy … Continue reading

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Smoke forecast for Nelson forest fire

Scion has produced a forecast of smoke plume dispersal for the large forest fire burning in Pigeon Valley near Wakefield. The forecast was produced using the beta-version of a real-time smoke and fire spread prediction tool being developed by Scion’s … Continue reading

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Extreme fire dangers forecast next week

The latest weekly Fire Danger Forecast has just been produced. This warns of Very High and Extreme fire dangers in many areas of NZ during the coming week. Extended periods of very hot and dry weather over the past two … 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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More media coverage – risk of wildfires vs other hazards

The Scion fire team recently gained more media attention, with an article published in the January issue of North & South magazine (and online on Noted) on the risks from natural hazards to property in New Zealand. The story was … Continue reading

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Special journal issue on Port Hills wildfire

Scion’s Rural Fire Research team made a significant contribution to the latest issue of the Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, which focuses on the February 2017 Port Hills wildfire. Social scientist Lisa Langer was a guest editor, and … Continue reading

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TVNZ weekly fire danger forecasts recommenced

Scion’s Rural Fire Research team has again begun producing weekly fire danger forecasts for airing on TVNZ’s 1News. The first forecasts aired last Friday and Saturday night (11th & 12th January) as part of the 1News weather bulletin, featuring just … 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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December seasonal fire outlooks available

Note there was an error in the weblink included in the previous version. The seasonal outlooks for fire danger conditions over the next three months (Dec Feb.) have just been produced! These provide a heads-up on how fire danger conditions … 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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