Lateral bushfire propagation driven by the interaction of wind , terrain and fire

  title={Lateral bushfire propagation driven by the interaction of wind , terrain and fire},
  author={J. J. Sharples and H.A.S. Farinha},
The interaction of rugged terrain and extreme fire weather can have a variety of influences on bushfire propagation. These influences can sometimes result in highly atypical modes of fire propagation that can cause rapid escalation of bushfires to their most catastrophic state, thereby subjecting communities and assets to the highest levels of risk. In one such example, referred to as fire channelling, the interaction results in rapid lateral development of a fire (in a direction transverse to… CONTINUE READING


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