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Daily Archives: October 13, 2015

  • Understanding how bushfires spread

    Understanding how bushfires spread

    Bushfires can cause devastating environmental and societal problems in Australia and other fire-prone parts of the world.NCI’s supercomputer facilities are enabling A/Prof Jason Sharples, expert in bushfire dynamics simulation and modelling from UNSW, and his team to use computer modelling to investigate, for the first time in the world, the dynamic fire spread caused by wind–terrain–fire interactions. Sharples said a better understanding of the physical mechanisms that cause fire spread will lead to many environmental benefits for Australia and a decrease ... Read More

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