Rx CADRE Fuels Data

two researchers in the field

The Prescribed Fire Combustion and Atmospheric Dynamics Research Experiment (RxCADRE)

The FireCenter joined forces with researchers from across the U.S. to complete a series of highly instrumented prescribed fires in Florida grasslands and forests. We are working to couple fire behavior and atmospheric dynamics, validate fire propagation models, and develop new field instruments and measurement techniques. The FireCenter is one of two university partners in this $2 million endeavor involving six disciplines and 22 scientists. Our researchers are building detailed 3-D fuel models from field measurements collected during a two-month field campaign. These models are important to research in combustion physics, emissions, fire behavior, and effects.

instrument set up in forest