Fire Weather Patterns in Australia: Southeast Australia

Fire Weather Patterns in Australia: Southeast Australia
    • Languages: English
    • Publish Date: 2013-02-26
    • Skill Level: 1
    • Completion Time: 1.00 - 1.25 h
    • Includes Audio: yes
    • Required Plugins: Flash
    • Topics:
      Fire Weather
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After completing this module, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the typical synoptic pattern and four key ingredients that lead to hazardous fire weather in southeast Australia
  • Use weather data to forecast the position of fronts or significant wind changes during a given forecast period
  • Use weather data to forecast the temperature, dew point temperature and wind speed and direction during a given forecast period
  • Assess fuel state index data for impact on fire danger index
  • Use weather and fuel data to forecast fire danger indices during the forecast period
  • Forecast spatial extent of fire weather hazards during the forecast period
  • Forecast timing of fire weather hazards during the forecast period
  • Formulate a fire weather policy map, showing the fire weather warning area