Christopher Thomas

PhD student
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Christopher Thomas

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This research revolves around the numerical models which allow for two-way interaction between a bushfire and the surrounding atmosphere, which are an essential tool in understanding the dynamic behaviour of bushfires. They permit a more detailed appreciation of the physical processes underlying extreme bushfire development and provide for a better understanding of the likely impacts of such events, however there remain shortcomings with the technology.
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Incorporation of spotting and fire dynamics in a coupled atmosphere - fire modelling framework
19 Sep 2018
Spotting is a challenging aspect of bushfire operations. We currently have poor capacity to...
Incorporation of spotting and fire dynamics in a coupled atmosphere - fire modelling framework
29 Jun 2017
This project focuses on looking for ways to improve operational fire-spread modelling by looking...
Christopher Thomas Conference Poster 2016
14 Aug 2016
A key problem in wildfire modelling is how to capture dynamic fire behaviour in models suitable for...

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Presentation-Slideshow 18 Sep 2018 Pyroconvective interactions and dynamic fire propagation PDF icon Save (2.21 MB) fire, fire impacts, fire weather

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