Fourth International Conference “Forest and Steppe Fires: Initiation, Spread, Suppression and Ecological Impacts”
25-29 September 2001, Irkutsk, Russia
The conference is organized by Tomsk State University, Center of Education and Research on Reactive Media Mechanics and Ecology; the Eastern-Siberian Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation; Siberian Branch of the Council on Combustion and Explosion of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk.
Aims and tasks of the conference: Discussion of the result of scientific investigating the problems of the forest and steppe fires in the 20th century and new methods of preventing and fighting them. Forest and steppe fires and technogenic catastrophes (taking into account their mutual influence, their prediction and evaluation of ecological impacts). At the conference the problems of applying methods of physics, probability theory and multiphase reactive media mechanics will be considered to investigate forest fires and technogenic catastrophes caused by these fires. An example of a complex fire was the escaped prescribed fire at the interface between the wildlands and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA) in early 2000. It is supposed to discuss setting up and solutions of new conjugate problems of reactive media mechanics, which allow to make mathematical modelling of the forest fires, database for this model and its application to calculating ecological impacts of these fires will be considered. Limiting conditions of the forest fire initiation and spread and new methods of fighting them will be discussed. The measures of preventing forest fires, possibilities of aerial and spaceborne detection and monitoring of forest fires will be covered. Computer programmes on will be demonstrated as well as experiments on suppressing forest fires by means of relatively small energetic effects on the fire front.
The Organizing Committee welcomes additiona co-organizers and co-sponsors. Co-organizers or co-sponsors are expected to provide material or financial support to the organizing committee.
The working languages of the conference will be English and Russian. Publication will be in English.
Registration and abstracts are due on 15 August 2001. For details of application for participation (pre-registration form, requirements for abstract submission, etc.) please contact the Organizing Committee:
Anatoly M. Grishin Tomsk State University Center of Education and Research on Reactive Media Mechanics and Ecology 36 Lenin Avenue 634050, Tomsk Russia