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Project ID: 15-1-04-55

Year: 2015

Date Started: 10/01/2015

Ending Date:  09/30/2018

Title: Measurement of firebrands generated during fires in pine-dominated ecosystems in relation to fire behavior and intensity

Project Proposal Abstract: This proposal aims at developing a suite of field diagnostics to support the quantification of ember showers and their impact in the vicinity of a fire front. The obtained data will cover ember properties and the spatial and temporal description of the firebrand fluxes in relation to fire spread properties (rate of spread, fire front geometry, and fire-line intensity), as well as to fuel and environmental properties. The data will support providing quantification for the NIST/USFS exposure matrix, developing an experimental program at the laboratory scale to understand the conditions of structural elements ignition at the Wildland-Urban Interface, as well as improving the capacities of the Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Dynamics Simulator. A main output of the project will be the definition of the experimental (field and laboratory) and numerical protocols to estimate and describe firebrand showers and their impact for other fire intensities and other ecosystems.

Principal Investigator: Rory H. Hadden

Agency/Organization: University of Edinburgh

Branch or Dept: Fire Safety Engineering


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Agreements Contact

David Garrison

Forest Service

NRS-Northern Research Station

Budget Contact

Terry R. Gross

Forest Service

NRS-Northern Research Station

Co-Principal Investigator

William E. Mell

Forest Service

PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

Co-Principal Investigator

Albert J. Simeoni

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Co-Principal Investigator

Nicholas S. Skowronski

Forest Service

NRS-Northern Research Station

Funding Cooperator

Nicholas S. Skowronski

Forest Service

NRS-Northern Research Station


Project Locations

Fire Science Exchange Network

North Atlantic


Level

State

Agency

Unit

STATE

NJ

MULTIPLE

REGIONAL

Northeast

MULTIPLE

NATIONAL

FS


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