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A fire danger climatology for Tasmania

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Fox-Hughes, P, A fire danger climatology for Tasmania, Australian Meteorological Magazine, 57, (2) pp. 109-120. ISSN 0004-9743 (2008) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Forest fire danger indices are calculated for a number of Tasmanian locations over an extended period. Significant features of the resulting climatology include: the existence of a springtime peak in fire danger in eastern and southeastern Tasmania (although with substantial interannual variability); an apparent trend of increased severity of southeast Tasmanian springtime fire weather events; and differences in diurnal behaviour between the elevated location examined and those at lower levels.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Tasmania, fire danger indices, climatology
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Climate change science
Research Field:Climatology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fox-Hughes, P (Dr Paul Fox-Hughes)
ID Code:54205
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:2009-02-12
Last Modified:2012-12-12
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