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Wildfires are a major natural hazard, causing substantial damage to infrastructure as well as being a risk to lives and homes. An understanding of their progression and behaviour is necessary to reduce risks and to develop operational management strategies in the event of an active fire. Many...

Author(s)
Massetti, A.; RĂ¼diger, C.; Yebra, M.; Hilton, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Remote Sensing of Environment, 2019, 224, pp 167-181
Abstract

Considerable investments are made in managing fire risk to human assets, including a growing use of fire behaviour simulation tools to allocate expenditure. Understanding fire risk requires estimation of the likelihood of ignition, spread of the fire and impact on assets. The ability to estimate...

Author(s)
Clarke, H.; Gibson, R.; Cirulis, B.; Bradstock, R. A.; Penman, T. D.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Environmental Management, 2019, 235, pp 34-41
Abstract

The number of houses at risk from wildfire continues to increase around the world as populations continue to expand into fire-prone areas. Creating defensible space (managing fuels within a 30-m zone around a house) is a key strategy for mitigating risk, but there is a need to evaluate the key...

Author(s)
Penman, S. H.; Price, O. F.; Penman, T. D.; Bradstock, R. A.
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
International Journal of Wildland Fire, 2019, 28, 1, pp 4-14
Abstract

At Moyjil (Point Ritchie), a cliffed site at the mouth of the Hopkins River at Warrnambool, south-eastern Australia, an erosional disconformity of Last Interglacial age on both a rock stack and the adjacent headland represents a surface of possible human occupation. Shells of edible marine molluscs ...

Author(s)
Bowler, J. M.; Price, D. M.; Sherwood, J. E.; Carey, S. P.
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 2018, 130, 2, pp 71-93
Abstract

We comprehensively analyzed the temporo-spatial changes in the CO2 concentrations in Australia from June 2009 to December 2016 using greenhouse gas monitoring satellites, Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) and Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2). Regarding the spatial distribution, the...

Author(s)
Yin Shuai; Wang XiuFeng; Tani, H.; Zhang XiRui; Zhong GuoSheng; Sun ZhongYi; Chittenden, A. R.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Atmospheric Environment, 2018, 192, pp 1-12
Abstract

Frequent occurrence of fire events will have severe impact on Victoria's water supply catchments. Hence, it is important to perform fire frequency analysis to obtain fire frequency curves (FFC) on fire intensity using Forest Fire Danger Index (FFDI) at different parts of Victoria. FFDI is a measure ...

Author(s)
Khastagir, A.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Natural Hazards, 2018, 93, 2, pp 787-802
Abstract

Extreme wildfires with strong convective processes in their plumes have recently led to disastrous impacts on various regions of the world. The Continuous Haines index (CH) is used in Australia to represent vertical atmospheric stability and humidity measures relating to pyroconvective processes....

Author(s)
Dowdy, A. J.; Pepler, A.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Geophysical Research Letters, 2018, 45, 4, pp 2005-2013
Abstract

This research, conducted in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia, explores attachment to the home in the context of bushfire risk. The paper builds on existing research that has focused both on the home and on emplaced and mobile methods therein and seeks to understand the range of human...

Author(s)
Ratnam, C.; Drozdzewski, D.
Publisher
Wiley, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Geographical Research, 2018, 56, 1, pp 42-53
Abstract

Since 1901, there have been over 260 bushfires in Australia and over 825 known civilian and firefighter fatalities. The present study assessed the material properties and fire resistance qualities (to BAL 29) of a full-penetration, pressure impregnated, intumescent fire retardant treated Laminated...

Author(s)
Kremer, P. D.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
International Wood Products Journal, 2018, 9, 3, pp 122-126
Abstract

Scholarship around questions of climate change adaptation is increasingly concerned with ideas of transformative adaptation and its governance through critical re-evaluation of beliefs, values and associated institutions. For public policy sectors, the concept of transformative governance brings...

Author(s)
Bosomworth, K.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
Environmental Policy and Governance, 2018, 28, 6, pp 415-425

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