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Mathematics of bushfire

Mathematics, coupled with traditional knowledge, is a key asset in comprehending and controlling bushfires. By employing mathematical equations to factors like weather, fuel, and terrain, we gain crucial insights into fire behaviour and intensity, enabling more effective wildfire management and climate change adaptation to protect our environment and communities.

Subject:

Mathematics

Year level:

Level 9

Closeup of burnt Banksia plant with open seed pods after bushfire Blue Mountains Dharug country

Burnt Banksia Plant. Blue Mountains, Dharug country. Photographer: Andrew Merry. Source: Getty Images. Used under licence. 

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