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Fire modelling Tasmanian buttongrass moorlands. III* Dead fuel moisture


Marsden-Smedley, JB and Catchpole, WR, Fire modelling Tasmanian buttongrass moorlands. III* Dead fuel moisture, International Journal of Wildland Fire, 10, (2) pp. 241-253. ISSN 1049-8001 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/WF01025


An experimental program was carried out in Tasmanian buttongrass moorlands to develop fire behaviour prediction models for improving fire management. This paper describes the results of the fuel moisture modelling section of this project. A range of previously developed fuel moisture prediction models are examined and three empirical dead fuel moisture prediction models are developed. McArthur's grassland fuel moisture model gave equally good predictions as a linear regression model using humidity and dew-point temperature. The regression model was preferred as a prediction model as it is inherently more robust. A prediction model based on hazard sticks was found to have strong seasonal effects which need further investigation before hazard sticks can be used operationally.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
UTAS Author:Marsden-Smedley, JB (Dr Jonathan Marsden-Smedley)
ID Code:22392
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:37
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2002-05-09

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