Constructing and Assessing Fire Climates for Australia. Technical Report

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Jones, Roger ORCID: 0000-0001-6970-2797 and Ricketts, James ORCID: 0000-0003-0608-5618 (2021) Constructing and Assessing Fire Climates for Australia. Technical Report. Technical Report. Victoria University, Melbourne.


This report constructs fire climates for Australia from high quality climate data, identifying specific regimes that change abruptly in response to warmer and drier conditions. Fire risk increased abruptly in the late 1990s and early 2000s leading to hotter and more frequent fires. These acute changes in risk are not predicted by the current generation of climate models. This is a global phenomenon related to large-scale shifts in the climate system.

Item type Monograph (Technical Report)
ISBN 9781862728448
Subjects Current > FOR (2020) Classification > 4011 Environmental engineering
Current > Division/Research > Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities
Keywords fire climate regimes, Australia, fire climates, climatology, fire risk
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