Bush and Forest Fires in Australia: 21 December 1999

 

Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

21 December 1999


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 December 1999 shows 1 contained and 13 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
(Source: NRE)

The last update of fire weather warnings are from Friday 21 December 1999 for following Territories:
It is issued a Fire Ban Advice for South Australia. Fire Ban Districts are

FIRE BAN DISTRICT FIRE DANGER RATING Northwest Pastoral High Northeast Pastoral High Very High West Coast Very High Eastern Eyre Peninsula High to Very High Lower Eyre Peninsula High Flinders High Mid North High to Very High Mount Lofty Ranges High Adelaide Metropolitan High Yorke Peninsula High Kangaroo Island High Riverland High Murraylands Very High Upper South East Very High Lower South East High

A fire weather warning for the Alice Springs Region/Northern Territory Region was issued by the Darwin Regional Forecasting Centre of the Bureau of Meteorology for the 21 December 1999: Fire Danger: High in the Barkly Region.

For the up-to-date fire weather information of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/.

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.

References:
Luke, R.H., and A.G. McArthur, 1977. Bushfires in Australia. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 359 p.


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