The upcoming bushfire season in Australia may be bad, but future years pose a more significant threat, says a UNSW bushfire expert.
Cold fronts can make bushfires worse, a startling consideration for authorities pondering the upcoming bushfire season.
UNSW academics are named Fellows for their work in engineered structures and bushfire behaviour.
We know heatwaves and drought can turn bushfires into infernos, but the reasons why were poorly understood in science.
New research has found the window of opportunity for hazard reduction burns won’t actually get smaller, but instead change seasons.
Extreme fire risk will overlap with weather patterns to create fire tornadoes more often under climate change.
When a bushfire rages so high it creates its own thunderstorm, it becomes a 'firestorm' and makes life much more difficult for firefighters. We still have a lot to learn about what triggers them, writes Jason Sharples.
Researchers and firefighters have long speculated that fire tornadoes might exist. Now we know they do, write Jason Sharples and Rick McRae.
A new form of bushfire behaviour has been identified by a team of researchers from UNSW Canberra and ACT emergency services.