FireFlux II Experiment
FireFlux II was conducted on 30 January 2013, in La Marque, Texas, on the same plot as the 2006 FireFlux I field campaign. It stands as our largest, most comprehensive field experiment to date.
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.