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Creator
Foley, J. C. (James Charles), 1892-
Title
A study of meteorological conditions associated with bush and grass fires and fire protection strategy in Australia / by J.C. Foley
Call Number
Nq 634.9618 F663
Created/Published
Melbourne : Commonwealth of Australia, Bureau of Meteorology, 1947
Pages
238
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Study of Meteorological Conditions associated with Bush and Grass Fires and Fire Protection Strategy in Australia 1
Study of Meteorological Conditions associated with Bush and Grass Fires and Fire Protection Strategy in Australia 2
FOREWORD. 4
CONTENTS. 6
PART I. BUSH FIRES IN AUSTRALIA.—SOME PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS. 8
CAUSES OF FIRES. 10
CHEMISTRY OF COMBUSTION. 11
INFLUENCE OF CHEMICAL ATTRIBUTES OF VEGETATION ON INFLAMMABILITY. 13
REGIONS SUBJECT TO FIRE DANGER. 14
WIND FACTOR IN FOREST FIRES. 14
HAZARD STICKS 15
PART II. FIRE WEATHER STATIONS AND MEASUREMENTS OF INFLAMMABILITY. 15
FIRE WEATHER STATIONS IN AUSTRALIA. Western Australia—Use of Hazard Sticks. 20
South Australia—Research at Mt. Burr. 21
FIRE HAZARD SCALE. 22
INSTRUCTIONS. 24
FIRE HAZARD INDICES.—CANADIAN FOREST SERVICE. 25
GRASS FIRE HAZARD.—APPLICATION TO AUSTRALIA. 27
CROMER HYGROTHERMOGRAPHIC FIRE DANGER RATING. 28
PART III. FORECASTING FIRE WEATHER.—I. 32
RAINFALL IN THREE MONTHS PRECEDING FIRES A CRITICAL FACTOR. 32
FORECASTING FIRE WEATHER.—II. FIRE DANGER DAYS—CHARACTERISTICS. 46
USE OF THE PSEUDO-ADIABATIC DIAGRAM IN THE APPRECIATION OF BUSH FIRE DANGER. 54
FIRE WEATHER AND BUSH FIRE WARNING SERVICES IN EACH STATE. 56
VICTORIA. . METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS CONDUCIVE TO BUSH AND GRASS FIRES. 56
NEW SOUTH WALES. THE WEATHER FACTOR IN BUSH FIRES. 57
FIRE WEATHER WARNING SERVICE—NEW SOUTH WALES. 58
QUEENSLAND. BUSH AND GRASS FIRES. 58
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. BASIS OF BUSH FIRE WARNINGS. 60
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. WEATHER CONTROLS ASSOCIATED WITH FIRES. 60
TASMANIA. METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH BUSH FIRES. 61
PART IV. RECORDS OF BUSH FIRES AND ASSOCIATED WEATHER CONDITIONS. 63
NEW SOUTH WALES. 64
QUEENSLAND. 64
NEW SOUTH WALES. 65
QUEENSLAND. 65
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. 65
TASMANIA. 65
VICTORIA. 65
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 65
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 65
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. 66
TASMANIA. 66
VICTORIA. 68
NEW SOUTH WALES. 110
QUEENSLAND. 132
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. 154
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 164
TASMANIA. 184
TABLE OF NORMAL VALUES OF RAINFALL 204
PART V. ORGANIZATIONS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST BUSH AND GRASS FIRES. 216
VICTORIA. 218
FORST COMMOSSION OF VICTORIA. 220
QUEENSLAND. 221
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. 221
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 222
TASMANIA. 223
APPENDICES. 226
APPENDIX I. 227
GRASS FIRE HAZARD TABLE. For Use with 9 a.m. Relative Humidity Readings. 228
GRASS FIRE HAZARD TABLE. For Use with Noon Relative Humidity Readings. 229
GRASS FIRE HAZARD TABLE. For Use with 3 p.m. Relative Humidity Readings. 230
Appendix II. A SURVEY OF HOUSES AFFECTED IN THE BEAUMARIS FIRE, JANUARY 14, 1944. 232
Appendix III. COMMONWEALTH METEOROLOGY. ESTIMATION OF WIND VELOCITY. 233
Appendix IV. TERMS USED IN FIRE CONTROL. 233
Appendix V. FOREST FIRE REFERENCES 235

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