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Our bushfire research is improving the understanding of fire, and improving technologies and strategies to save lives and limit damage.
CSIRO has a strong history in observing and recording the way in which bushfires impact on people and their environment.
We evaluated various bushfire spread models to develop a practical guide for predicting the rate of fire spread in different Australian vegetation types under different conditions.
Our researchers have analysed environmental factors associated with past bushfire fatalities in order to inform bushfire safety policies and programs.
The Pyrotron is used to study the combustion and spread of fires in bushfire fuel under controlled conditions. It aims to improve fire safety and fire-fighting for Australian communities.
Primary topic: Environmental services
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Last updated: Last updated: 26 February 2015
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