The RxCADRE Interdisciplinary Fire Study
International Journal of Wildland Fire Special Issue 25(1)Edited by:
This special issue of the International Journal of Wildland Fire documents a recent landmark study, the Prescribed Fire Combustion and Atmospheric Dynamics Research Experiment (RxCADRE).
This special issue of the International Journal of Wildland Fire documents a recent landmark study, the Prescribed Fire Combustion and Atmospheric Dynamics Research Experiment (RxCADRE). High-resolution fire progression and heat release data are critical for understanding fine-scale fire behaviour and fire effects, which in turn are needed to improve computational fluid dynamics-based fire behaviour simulators. + Full description
Building on concepts from early grassfire experiments that helped quantify fuel–fire–atmosphere interactions, RxCADRE was designed to collect complementary data across multiple disciplines before, during and after the active burning periods of prescribed fires in grass-dominated fuels. Unprecedented in scope, the project encompassed measurements of fuels, fuel consumption, fire behaviour, smoke and fire effects. The series of papers in this issue cover every aspect of the RxCADRE project, from fine-scale fuel measurements to remotely sensed data. The papers contain not only rigorous science, but a high level of coordination and cross-referencing between articles, representing implicit collaboration among 90 scientists from a broad range of disciplines and organisations. The true test of RxCADRE will be its influence on the future of fire science and next-generation, process-based fire modelling.- Short description
DetailsPaperback | February 2016 | $ 75.00
ISBN: WF25/01 | 128 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing