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The initiation of fire spread in shrubland fuels recreated in the laboratory

Plucinski, M P; Anderson, Wendy R.; Bradstock, Ross A.; Gill, A Malcom


Fire-prone shrub-dominated vegetation communities cover a considerable portion of Australia, including areas fringing urban development. Near urban interfaces, they are actively managed with prescribed fire to reduce the risk of wildfire (unplanned fire). Knowledge of the range of conditions that allow fires to spread or fail to do so is limited and can inconvenience fire managers when conducting prescribed burns. A series of experimental ignitions conducted in miniature shrublands...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Wildland Fire
DOI: 10.1071/WF09038


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