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The Resource Grassfires : fuel, weather and fire behaviour, Phil Cheney, Andrew Sullivan, (electronic resource)

Grassfires : fuel, weather and fire behaviour, Phil Cheney, Andrew Sullivan, (electronic resource)

Label
Grassfires : fuel, weather and fire behaviour
Title
Grassfires
Title remainder
fuel, weather and fire behaviour
Statement of responsibility
Phil Cheney, Andrew Sullivan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Grassfires: Fuel, Weather and Fire Behaviour presents the latest information from CSIRO on the behaviour and spread of fires in grasslands. This second edition follows 10 years of research aimed at improving the understanding the fundamental processes involved in the behaviour of bushfires in general but applicable to grassfires. The book has been extensively revised and new case studies have been added to reflect the latest findings in research and investigations. The book covers all aspects of fire behaviour and spread in the major types of grasses in Australia. It examines the factors that affect fire behaviour in continuous grassy fuels; fire in spinifex fuels; the effect of weather and topography on fire spread; wildfire suppression strategies; and how to reconstruct grassfire spread after the fact. The three fire-spread meters designed by CSIRO and used for the prediction of fire danger and rate of spread of grassfires are explained and their use and limitations discussed. This new edition expands on the historical view of grassfires with respect to extensive Aboriginal burning, combustion chemistry, flame structure and temperature, spotting and spread in discontinuous/eaten out fuels, and the effect of wind in complex terrain. The case studies in the chapter 'Wildfires and their suppression' have been updated and include the major wild grassfire events of recent years, the January 2003 ACT fires and the 2005 Wangary, SA fire. The 'Myths, facts and fallacies' chapter includes new myths and a new section on personal safety during a wild grass fire."--Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cheney, Phil
Dewey number
632.180994
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sullivan, Andrew
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grassland fires
  • Grassland fires
  • Fire weather
Label
Grassfires : fuel, weather and fire behaviour, Phil Cheney, Andrew Sullivan, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Foreword; Contents; Preface to the 1st edition; Preface to the 2nd edition; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Fuel; 3 Combustion of grassy fuels; 4 Fire behaviour; 5 Predicting fire spread; 6 Local variation and erratic fire behaviour; 7 Fire danger; 8 Wildfires and their suppression; 9 Grassfire investigation; 10 Safety: myths, facts and fallacies; Glossary; Bibliography and further reading; Index
Control code
ocn304564103
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (150 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780643096493
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)304564103
Label
Grassfires : fuel, weather and fire behaviour, Phil Cheney, Andrew Sullivan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Foreword; Contents; Preface to the 1st edition; Preface to the 2nd edition; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Fuel; 3 Combustion of grassy fuels; 4 Fire behaviour; 5 Predicting fire spread; 6 Local variation and erratic fire behaviour; 7 Fire danger; 8 Wildfires and their suppression; 9 Grassfire investigation; 10 Safety: myths, facts and fallacies; Glossary; Bibliography and further reading; Index
Control code
ocn304564103
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (150 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780643096493
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)304564103

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