Effect of prescribed burning on wildfire severity - a landscape case study from the 2003 fires in Victoria
|Title||Effect of prescribed burning on wildfire severity - a landscape case study from the 2003 fires in Victoria|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Tolhurst, KG, McCarthy, GJ|
|Publisher||Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC|
This study examined the effect of previous fuel reduction burning (FRB) on the severity of the 1 million ha+ 2003 Alpine Fire in eastern Victoria, which was one of the most extensive and severe fires to have occurred in south-eastern Australia in the preceding century. Over one million hectares of largely forests, woodlands and alpine vegetation was burnt in January and February 2003 in the state of Victoria, and another contiguous 600,000 ha was burnt in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, making these the most extensive fires in the area since 1939.