Technology and Society Committee Luncheon Forum

Shining a Light on Extreme Fire Behavior

When
Tue Jan 9
Where
Cafe Baklava Medeterrainian Grill
Time
11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Cost
$16 - $22
Tags
Educational Organizations, Organizations, Technology

Description

Craig Clements
Shining a Light on Extreme Fire Behavior

Craig Clements, Associate Professor in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University, oversees their Fire Weather Research Laboratory, where Doppler LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) is used to study the towering smoke plumes generated by wildfires.

Professor Clements will give an overview of the technology used to analyze the smoke plume above a wildfire, describe how the technology has been deployed for several wildfires (including the 2012 El Portal fire in Yosemite National Park), and note how understanding the weather effects from wildfires can better predict how they spread and where the smoke will be, and ultimately help save firefighter’s lives.

More Info

Link
http://tian.greens.org/TASC.shtml
Call
650 969-7215

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Location

  1. Cafe Baklava Medeterrainian Grill
    341 Castro St, Mountain View, CA