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A new physics-based 3-D model will be a key part of this project’s strategy to develop “next generation” fire modelling capability and capacity.

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Next generation models for predicting the behaviour of bushfires: Challenges and prospects


Bushfires occur on a scale that may be measured in kilometers.  However, a challenge faced in developing next generation bushfire models is to capture the significant contributions that small scale phenomena make to the propagation of bushfires.   

Flow Prediction Through Canopies


A simple model of flow through a tree canopy and comparison with large-eddy simulations.

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Duncan Sutherland Conference Poster 2016


Operational fire models rely on wind reduction factors to relate the standard meteorological measured or forecast wind speed to the flame-height wind speeds within a tree canopy.

Rahul Wadhwani Conference Poster 2016


Firebrands are burning pieces of litter, for example, bark, leaf, and twigs.

Resources credited

Type Released Title Download Key Topics
Presentation-Slideshow 08 Sep 2014 Next generation models for predicting the behaviour of bushfires Save (1.12 MB) fire, modelling
Presentation-Slideshow 04 Dec 2014 Challenges in physics based bushfire modelling Save (885.16 KB) fire, fire severity, modelling
Presentation-Slideshow 24 Oct 2016 Fire spread across fuel types Save (3.44 MB) fire impacts, fuel reduction, modelling
HazardNoteEdition 25 Oct 2016 Next generation fire modelling Save (1.35 MB) fire impacts, fire severity, fire weather

All the resources from our 2016 conference

Research program in detail

Where, why and how are Australians dying in floods?

2015-2016 year in review

Bushfire planning with kids ebook