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Wildfire science is at a loss for comprehensive data


Bowman, D, Wildfire science is at a loss for comprehensive data, Nature, 560, (7716) pp. 7. ISSN 0028-0836 (2018) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05840-4


In 2013, a ferocious fire destroyed a small seaside village east of Hobart, Australia, the city where I live and work as a pyrogeographer. A newspaper photograph captured the terror of the firestorm: in it, a family shelters under a jetty in surreal, smoky orange twilight. Last week, spookily similar images from Greece, where people fled to the sea to escape an inferno, hit me with a jolt.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:high severity fire, public safety, data base
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Terrestrial ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bowman, D (Professor David Bowman)
ID Code:129084
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2018-11-08
Last Modified:2019-11-21

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