In January 2015, the Sampson flat bushfire burnt in the Adelaide hills. it was active for 6 days, burning 12,500 ha, 27 homes, numerous sheds and 900 animals. This study focuses on the meteorological conditions on the day of ignition Friday 2 January. the major fire run occurred the following day.
Coupled fire-atmosphere models show three-dimensional interactions between a fire and the surrounding atmosphere.
Some bushfires exhibit extreme behaviour that exceeds the bounds of existing predictive guides. Coupling between the fire and the atmosphere has been invoked as a cause of such unexpected behaviour. Events of this type are uncommon and cannot be investigated by conventional field experiments. This modelling project allows complex interactions between a fire and the atmosphere to be studied, potentially providing physically-based explanations that will lead to more reliable predictions and reduced risk to firefighters and the community.
|Presentation-Slideshow||02 Sep 2015||The Sydney 2014 Forecasting Demonstration Project A Step from Research to Operations||Save (1.27 MB)||fire impacts, fire weather, severe weather|
|Presentation-Slideshow||24 Oct 2016||Coupled fire-atmosphere modelling project||Save (2.46 MB)||fire severity, fire weather, modelling|
|HazardNoteEdition||25 Oct 2016||Next generation fire modelling||Save (1.35 MB)||fire impacts, fire severity, fire weather|
|Presentation-Slideshow||07 Jul 2017||Building bushfire predictive services capability||Save (9.97 MB)||fire, fire weather, modelling|
|Presentation-Slideshow||31 Oct 2017||Coupled fire-atmosphere modelling project: ACCESS-Fire||Save (580.38 KB)||fire, fire weather, modelling|
|HazardNoteEdition||14 Jun 2018||Extreme fire behaviour: reconstructing the Waroona fire pyrocumulonimbus and ember storms||Save (420.52 KB)||fire impacts, fire severity, fire weather|