Bush and Forest Fires in Australia: 21 February 2000

 

Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

21 February 2000


The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is responsible for the management of fire prevention and suppression on public lands in Victoria. The last updated bushfire statistic of 21 February 2000 shows 25 controlled fires. The locations of these fires are displayed in the statewide fire situation map below.

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Fig.1. Statewide Fire Situation Map of Victoria, 21 February 2000
(Source: National Ressources and Environment)

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology issued on 21 February 2000 an updated forecast for Northern Territory:
Cloudy areas with isolated showers and thunderstorms, more frequent in the northern Alice Springs Region with moderate falls leading to further flooding of low lying areas. Moderate northwest winds turning southeasterly in the southern Alice Springs Region.

Fire Danger
Low and moderate throughout.

As fire restrictions apply during the fire season, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology/South Australian Regional Office issued on 21 February 2000 the fire danger ratings for following districts.

Fire Ban District Fire Danger Rating

Northwest Pastoral

moderate

Northeast Pastoral 

moderate

West Coast

moderate to high

Eastern Eyre Peninsula

moderate to high

Lower Eyre Peninsula

high

Flinders

moderate in areas uneffected by rain

Mid North

moderate to high in areas uneffected by rain

Mount Lofty Ranges

high in areas uneffected by rain

Adelaide Metropolitan

high

Yorke Peninsula

high

Kangaroo Island

high in areas uneffected by rain

Riverland

high in areas uneffected by rain

Murraylands

high in areas uneffected by rain

Upper South East

high to very high

Lower South East

high to very high

Please have also a look on a list of links for information on Australian Fire Management Agencies:

Australasian Fire Authorities Council

http://www.ausfire.com/
The home page of the Australasian Fire Authorities Council coordinates the diverse range of activities of the different australian agencies concerned about fire

Firebreak

http://msowww.anu.edu.au/~barling/firebreak/firebreak.html
The firebreak newsletter provides a very extensive homepage with information about fire fighting in Australia, downloadable java scripts for calculating fire weather and various links to related sites

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment in Victoria
http://www.nre.vic.gov.au/fires/index.htm

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment in Victoria offers a very comprehensive web site with information on fire management. In their web site   current reports are provided with statistics on the fire season. Extensive background information is included along with several links to related web sites.

Satellite Remote Sensing Services Department of Land Administration (DOLA)
http://www.rss.dola.wa.gov.au/apps/firewatch.html
The Satellite Remote Sensing Services (SRSS) of the Department of Land Administration provides near real time hot spot detection and burned scar mapping for western Australia. In the Firewatch project the SRSS detects hotspots throughout Western Australia using the thermal channel of the NOAA AVHRR sensor on a daily basis.

For more informations on Australia go to the IFFN country files.

 


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