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Fire behaviour modelling in Tasmanian buttongrass moorlands .2. Fire behaviour


Marsden-Smedley, JB and Catchpole, WR, Fire behaviour modelling in Tasmanian buttongrass moorlands .2. Fire behaviour, International Journal of Wildland Fire, 5, (4) pp. 215-228. ISSN 1049-8001 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/WF9950215


An experimental burning program was carried out in Tasmanian buttongrass moorlands to develop fire behaviour prediction models for improving fire management A range of previously developed prediction models were examined, but none provided adequate fire behaviour predictions. Empirical models were then developed to predict rate of fire spread and flame height in flat terrain, using the variables site age, dead fuel moisture content and surface wind speed. The models should provide good predictions for low to moderate intensity fires and adequate predictions for high intensity wildfires. © 1995 IAWF. Printed in U.S.A.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Wildlife and habitat management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Marsden-Smedley, JB (Dr Jonathan Marsden-Smedley)
ID Code:5189
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:82
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-24

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