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A simple index for assessing fire danger rating

Sharples, J.J.; McRae, R.H.D.; Weber, R.O.; Gill, A Malcom

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Fire danger rating systems are used to assess the potential for bushfire occurrence, fire spread and difficulty of fire suppression. Typically, fire danger rating systems combine meteorological information with estimates of the moisture content of the fuel to produce a fire danger index. Fire danger indices are used to declare fire bans and to schedule prescribed burns, among other applications. In this paper a simple fire danger index F that is intuitive and easy to calculate is introduced and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/56539
Source: Environmental Modelling and Software
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2008.11.004

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