Explaining Wildfire Behaviour

M Finney, S McAllister, J Forthofer, T Grumstrup

Wildfires behave differently from industrial and urban fire environments, and many
simple questions about how these fires start, spread and burn are difficult to understand.
This book summarises the state of knowledge on physical processes and their interactions
that explain wildfire spread and behaviour.

Explaining Wildlfire Behaviour explains the organisation of key processes as the
foundation for a theory of wildfire spread without heavy use of mathematics. The aim
is for those interested in the physical explanation of wildfires but who may not have an
engineering or physical science background.

Foresters, fire fighters, ecologists, and teachers will find the book to emphasise
explanation, with examples drawn from laboratory-scale experiments that can be
duplicated for demonstrations and further research.

Wildfire spread and behaviour is explained by examining the physical processes, and their unique organisation in wildland conditions.

- Key feature

Release
Jul-2021
ISBN
9781486309085
RRP (AUD)
$140.00
Pages
420
Format
Paperback
Category
Fire

M Finney, S McAllister, J Forthofer, T Grumstrup

Mark Finney is a Research Forester with the USDA Forest Service. Sara McAllister is a Research Mechanical Engineer for the USDA Forest Service. Jason Forthofer is a Mechanical Engineer for the USDA Forest Service. Torben Grumstrup is a Research Mechanical Engineer for the USDA Forest Service.

Explaining Wildfire Behaviour
Rights
World English ex.Aust/NZ and all other languages
Contact
Claire Gibson
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