Dr Duncan Sutherland

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Dr Sutherland uses physics-based simulations to give us the most faithful representation of how a fire will spread.

He uses fundamental equations for factors like airflow and heat transfer, while accounting for specific details such as terrain and combustible materials, to create highly accurate models.

Dr Sutherland’s latest research has developed models that incorporate the motion of bushfire embers across the ground. Much of the current science about embers assumes they travel great distances in the air, whereas observation shows many of them moving along the ground.

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