Using radar to study smoke plumes

The researchers below are studying extreme fire weather using portable radar. This is part of the Bushfire Convective Plume Experiment (BCPE) associated with the University of Queensland in Australia.

Smoke plume research
Smoke plume research

More information about the smoke plume research.

Victoria’s Country Fire Authority distributed the image below earlier on Tuesday (U.S. time) — the photo is from the Bolton Fire, the same one being studied by the researchers above:

It’s been a big day for our emergency management family! 400+ incidents, including over 50 grass and scrub fires, 300+…

Posted by CFA (Country Fire Authority) on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The photos below are also from the Bolton Fire. The CFA is saying the fire is now contained. A satellite photo of the fire’s location showed a hilly forested area surrounded by treeless pastures and other agriculture.

Photos from the front line…These photos were taken at the Mount Bolton fire earlier today by Waubra Fire Brigade…

Posted by CFA (Country Fire Authority) on Monday, February 22, 2016

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

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