Fire Behaviour

These reports include fire behaviour case studies, the behaviour or experimental burns, fire simulation models, fire effects in tussock grasslands a field reference for researchers and rural fire observers to accurately document incidents.
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    Fire Behaviour Case Study : Mount Cook Station Fire, 16 January 2008

    Veronica R. Clifford and H.Grant Pearce
    This report describes the fire environment factors and fire behaviour during the Mount Cook Station fire in January 2008.
    Published Online - Sep 2009. [1.8 MB] (pdf).
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    Fire Behaviour as a Determinant of Fire Effects in Tussock Grasslands

    H. Grant Pearce, Stuart A.J. Anderson and Ian J. Payton
    This report describes the fire behaviour associated with experimental burns undertaken from 2000 to 2006 as part of the Tussock Fire Ecology project.
    Published Online - Mar 2009. [1.1 MB] (pdf).
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    Review of fire growth simulation models for application in New Zealand

    H. Grant Pearce
    New Zealand fire managers have expressed a desire for a spatial fire growth simulation tool to support operational and strategic fire management decision-making. This report reviews the suitability of available fire growth models for modification and use in New Zealand.
    Published Online - Feb 2009. [860.5 KB] (pdf).
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    New Zealand Experimental and Wildfire Observer Guide

    Todd Opperman
    The purpose of this guide is to provide a field reference for researchers and rural fire observers to accurately document important aspects of rural fire behaviour. Standard forms are available.
    Published Online - Jan 2006. [2.4 MB] (pdf).
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    Spatial Prediction of Wildfire Hazard across New Zealand - a significant upgrade

    Craig Briggs, Robbie Price, and Grant Pearce
    Upgraded digital maps describing fire behaviour potential across NZ were developed as part of the wildfire hazard input into the subsequent prediction of wildfire threat within the NZ Wildfire Threat Analysis System.
    Published Online - Sep 2005.
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