Shirtloads of Science

Dr Karl’s a curious optimist – a great combination for a science lover. Join him and his guests for weird facts, amazing conversation and remember, it’s never too late for a happy childhood. https://drkarl.com/

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episode 32: Fire Tornados - How Jason Sharples uses Maths to predict fire behaviour


Firestorms attacked Australia's Capital City in 2003. Four people died. Dr Karl meets Prof Jason Sharples. His analysis has altered the world's understanding of fire. In certain conditions fires jump, dance and then go their own way .

https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/our-people/associate-professor-jason-sharples
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navier%E2%80%93Stokes_equations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H1eVy6O3Fo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Canberra_bushfire


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 2019-10-27  22m