Presenter: Professor Francisco Castro Rego, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Extreme fire behavior is very difficult to predict with current simulation models. The tragic wildfire of Pedrogao Grande, in Portugal 2017, was such an example. The possibility that explosive fire behavior is explained by unusual concentrations of volatile organic compounds from pines and eucalypts is explored in the Portuguese research project "EXTREME". Some results are presented and discussed by Francisco Castro Rego, PhD from the University of Idaho, Professor of the University of Lisbon.
This seminar is being hosted by the University of Idaho College of Natural Resource's Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences.