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    Advances in electronic technology over the last several decades have been staggering. The cost of electronics continues to decrease while system performance increases seemingly without limit. We have applied modern techniques in sensors, electronics and instrumentation to create a suite of ground based diagnostics that can be used in laboratory (~ 1 m2), field scale (~ 100 m2) and landscape scale (106 m2) experiments. These sensor suites are inexpensive, compact, and lightweight and measure relevant physical fire behavior measurable like fire power, total energy release, mass flow (3-D, vector), weather (wind speed, direction, relative humidity and air temperature) and gas concentration.

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    Hardy, Colin C.; Kremens, Robert; Dickinson, Matthew B. 2010. Modern developments for ground-based monitoring of fire behavior and effects. In: Wade, Dale D.; Robinson, Mikel L., eds. Proceedings of 3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference; 25-29 October 2010; Spokane, WA. Birmingham, AL: International Association of Wildland Fire. 1 p.


    ground-based monitoring, fire behavior

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