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Fire DST modelling

The science behind an advanced software program that will help fire managers fight bushfires faster and more effectively is clearly explained in a new online video by the Bushfire CRC.

As featured in the cover article in Fire Australia (Summer 2011-12) the Fire Decision Support Toolbox is one of the Bushfire CRC extension’s biggest projects, incorporating the ingenuity of the Phoenix RapidFire model with other databases and models that will help determine more than just where a fire is headed or how fast it is moving.

Once completed, the Toolbox will not only have the ability to expertly assist fire managers with combating current fires, but will be sophisticated enough to identify anywhere that may be at risk should a fire occur.

If you wish to learn more about the research and what it means for the future of fire management, a short video details the project and highlights what each of the Bushfire CRC researchers are providing to the overall project.

The video was produced with the assistance of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade.

Researchers are from the Bureau of Meteorology, the CSIRO, the University of Melbourne and Geoscience Australia.

This informative video can be viewed on the project’s webpage.