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Relationships among fire frequency, rainfall and vegetation patterns in the wet-dry tropics of northern Australia: an analysis based on NOAA-AVHRR data

Spessa, Allan; McBeth, B; Prentice, Iain Colin


Aim To quantify the regional-scale spatio-temporal relationships among rainfall, vegetation and fire frequency in the Australian wet-dry tropics (AWDT). Location Northern Australia: Cape York Peninsula, central Arnhem, central Kimberly, Einasleigh Uplands, Gulf Fall Uplands and northern Kimberley. Methods Monthly 'fraction of photosynthetic active radiation absorbed by green vegetation' (fAPAR) was decomposed into monthly evergreen (EG) and monthly raingreen (RG) components using time-series...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Ecology and Biogeography
DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-822x.2005.00174.x


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