Multi-scale Physical Measurements of Wildland Fire
Dr. Robert Kremens, Rochester Institute of Technology
A review of physics-based experiments performed in Ohio, Kentucky, Florida and Georgia to measure wildland fuel combustion properties at scales from several square meters to 1000 ha or more. The measurements include radiant heat flux as measured by overhead and ground-based apparatus, in-fire and near-fire weather (RH, wind speed and direction) and CO concentrations at several vertical heights above the fire. The goal of these experiments is to determine the fundamental radiant heat release characteristics of wildland fires (e.g., percentage of radiant vs. convective heat release) and also, by examining time-resolved airborne imagery, to determine the relevant spatio-temporal scale for wildland fire study, especially relating to satellite observations with platforms like MODIS.
Tuesday 21st 9:30
College of Natural Resources Room 10