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Crown fire thresholds in exotic pine plantations of Australasia

Alexander, Martin Edward

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Fire managers in Australasia currently lack the basis that would permit them to objectively evaluate the potential for crown fire development in exotic pine plantations under any specified set of fuel, weather and topographic conditions. The existing crown fire initiation models all have inherent weaknesses or lack applicability, thereby rendering their utility questionable. A model that would enable them to predict the onset of crowning has been developed from a combination of physical...[Show more]

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Date published: 1998
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9555

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