The Fireflux II experiment, conducted at the same site as the 2006 FireFlux campaign, saw a marked increase in the amount of instrumentation and data collected for a control burn experiment. Instrumentation included:

  • A 42-m micromet tower;
  • 3 10-m micromet towers;
  • The CSU-MAPS telescoping tower, equipped with T/RH sensors and sonic anemometers;
  • 24 cup & vane anemometers surrounding the burn perimeter;
  • A short-range and a mid-range sodar;
  • A doppler lidar;
  • A microwave profiler;
  • The University of Houston mobile aerosol lab;
  • 18 pressure sensors, designed by our lab; and
  • 24 in-ground HOBO temperature sensors.

Each tower was equipped with a variety of sensors, including 3-D sonic anemometers, T/RH sensors, pressure sensors, net radiometers, and a vertical profile of thermocouples, etc.

Photogrammetric Analysis of Wind Fields

By combining Doppler lidar, tower, and anemometer data into a georeferenced time series, our research shows a comprehensive wind field for a fast-moving fire during Red Flag Warning Conditions.