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Description - Grassfires by Phil Cheney

Presents the latest information from CSIRO on the behaviour and spread of fires in grasslands. This second edition follows 10 years of research aimed at improving the understanding of fundamental processes involved in the behaviour of bushfires and grassfires. The book has been extensively revised and new case studies have been added to reflect the latest findings in research and investigations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780643093836
ISBN-10: 0643093834
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 170mm x 13mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: CSIRO Publishing
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Phil Cheney

Phil Cheney is one of the foremost experts on the behaviour of bushfires in the world, with over 40 years' experience in all aspects of bushfire research. His work forms the basis of operational fire behaviour prediction systems used across Australia and improves the safety of bushfire fighters and the general public. Andrew Sullivan has been involved in bushfire research since joining CSIRO in 1991 and recently completed a PhD study of the competitive thermokinetics of the combustion of bushfire fuels. He has contributed to the development of fire spread prediction software, models of radiant heat from bushfires and the study of wind and fire interaction.