Accurate quantification of heat fluxes is paramount to our understanding of fire, its effects, and fire management strategies. Currently, many studies rely on proxies (e.g., fire severity or fireline intensity) that are estimated after the fire has occurred, making them poor indicators of the actual heat fluxes emitted by the fire. This project aims to develop a robust and cutting-edge fire monitoring package that will better characterise wildfire properties at the field scale and in real-time. It will transform the way wildfire behaviour is measured in the field and will do this by bringing together experts in fire behaviour and management, mechanical engineering, aerodynamics and electronics.
Project timeline: 01/2024 – 12/2024