News tagged with wildland fires

Harnessing the power of fire whirls

Researchers in the University of Maryland Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) have published a review of 'fire whirls' – a powerful vortex of swirling flames, often the destructive force in urban and wildland ...

dateOct 24, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Spreading like wildfire? Maybe not always

One of America's most costly natural disasters are wildland fires, and wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires rank among the worst of these. WUI is the threshold where wildfires consume not only the landscape, but also infrastructure. ...

dateOct 12, 2011 in Engineering
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Researching the risks and realities of wildfires

Internationally renowned expert on wildfires Albert Simeoni, a professor and the interim director of WPI's Fire Protection Engineering department, has been watching developments in Northern California where extreme fires ...

dateOct 20, 2017 in Environment
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