Territory Stories

Desert fire : fire and regional land management in the arid landscapes of Australia

Details:

Title

Desert fire : fire and regional land management in the arid landscapes of Australia

Other title

edited by GP Edwards and GE Allan

Editor

Edwards, Glenn P; Allan, G. E.

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; DKCRC Report 37

Date

2009

Notes

Date:2009; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Table of contents

Executive summary -- 1. Introduction and overview of Desert Fire -- 2. Managing fire in the southern Tanami Desert -- 3. Aboriginal burning issues in the southern Tanami: towards understanding tradition-based fire knowledge in a contemporary context -- 4. Pastoralists’ perspectives on the costs of widespread fires in the pastoral lands of the southern Northern Territory region of central Australia, 2000–02 -- 5. A review of fire management on central Australian conservation reserves: towards best practice -- 6. The fire history of Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve 1984–2005.

Language

English

Subject

Fire Management -- Australia, Central

Publisher name

Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Place of publication

Alice Springs

Series

DKCRC Report 37

Format

iii, 338 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

1741581125; 1741581109

ISSN

1832-6684

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/213472

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/715141

Page content

Desert Knowledge CRC0 Desert Fire: f i re and regional land management in the ar id landscapes of Austral ia Ch 2: Managing fire in the southern Tanami Desert pp. 8 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.8 3.0 1 8 7 3 -1 8 7 6 1 8 7 6 -1 8 7 9 1 8 7 9 -1 8 8 2 1 8 8 2 -1 8 8 5 1 8 8 5 -1 8 8 8 1 8 8 8 -1 8 9 1 1 8 9 1 -1 8 9 4 1 8 9 4 -1 8 9 7 1 8 9 7 -1 9 0 0 1 9 0 0 -1 9 0 3 1 9 0 3 -1 9 0 6 1 9 0 6 -1 9 0 9 1 9 0 9 -1 9 1 2 1 9 1 2 -1 9 1 5 1 9 1 5 -1 9 1 8 1 9 1 8 -1 9 2 1 1 9 2 1 -1 9 2 4 1 9 2 4 -1 9 2 7 1 9 2 7 -1 9 3 0 1 9 3 0 -1 9 3 3 1 9 3 3 -1 9 3 6 1 9 3 6 -1 9 3 9 1 9 3 9 -1 9 4 2 1 9 4 2 -1 9 4 5 1 9 4 5 -1 9 4 8 1 9 4 8 -1 9 5 1 1 9 5 1 -1 9 5 4 1 9 5 4 -1 9 5 7 1 9 5 7 -1 9 6 0 1 9 6 0 -1 9 6 3 1 9 6 3 -1 9 6 6 1 9 6 6 -1 9 6 9 1 9 6 9 -1 9 7 2 1 9 7 2 -1 9 7 5 1 9 7 5 -1 9 7 8 1 9 7 8 -1 9 8 1 1 9 8 1 -1 9 8 4 1 9 8 4 -1 9 8 7 1 9 8 7 -1 9 9 0 1 9 9 0 -1 9 9 3 1 9 9 3 -1 9 9 6 1 9 9 6 -1 9 9 9 1 9 9 9 -2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 -2 0 0 5 Time ( June to July Rainyear ) P ro p o rt io n o f 3 * R a in y e a r M e a n ( 8 4 3 m m ) Figure 2.16: Alice Springs 3-year cumulative rainfall, 1873 to 2005 Note: Rainfall calculated for July to June rainyears and expressed as a proportion of the x rainyear average of 8 mm. The three peaks where x rainyear total exceeds . x average are the periods of widespread fires in central Australia: the early 920s, the mid 90s and 20002002. 0 25 50 75 100 125 150 175 200 225 250 275 300 1 9 6 8 0 2 1 9 7 1 0 1 1 9 6 9 0 1 1 9 7 1 1 2 1 9 6 9 1 2 1 9 7 2 1 1 1 9 7 0 1 1 1 9 7 3 1 0 1 9 7 1 1 0 1 9 7 4 0 9 1 9 7 2 0 9 1 9 7 5 0 8 1 9 7 3 0 8 1 9 7 6 0 7 1 9 7 4 0 7 1 9 7 7 0 6 1 9 7 5 0 6 1 9 7 8 0 5 1 9 7 6 0 5 1 9 7 9 0 4 1 9 7 7 0 4 1 9 8 0 0 3 1 9 7 8 0 3 1 9 8 1 0 2 1 9 7 9 0 2 1 9 8 2 0 1 1 9 8 0 0 1 1 9 8 2 1 2 1 9 8 0 1 2 1 9 8 3 1 1 1 9 8 1 1 1 1 9 8 4 1 0 1 9 8 2 1 0 1 9 8 5 0 9 1 9 8 3 0 9 1 9 8 6 0 8 1 9 8 4 0 8 1 9 8 7 0 7 1 9 8 5 0 7 1 9 8 8 0 6 1 9 8 6 0 6 1 9 8 9 0 5 1 9 8 7 0 5 1 9 9 0 0 4 1 9 8 8 0 4 1 9 9 1 0 3 1 9 8 9 0 3 1 9 9 2 0 2 1 9 9 0 0 2 1 9 9 3 0 1 1 9 9 1 0 1 1 9 9 3 1 2 1 9 9 1 1 2 1 9 9 4 1 1 1 9 9 2 1 1 1 9 9 5 1 0 1 9 9 3 1 0 1 9 9 6 0 9 1 9 9 4 0 9 1 9 9 7 0 8 1 9 9 5 0 8 1 9 9 8 0 7 1 9 9 6 0 7 1 9 9 9 0 6 1 9 9 7 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 5 1 9 9 8 0 5 2 0 0 1 0 4 1 9 9 9 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 4 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 4 1 2 2 0 0 2 1 2 2 0 0 5 1 1 2 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 6 1 0 36 Month Period P ro p o rt io n o f A v e ra g e 3 6 -M o n th C u m u la ti v e R a in fa ll Figure 2.17: Alice Springs Rainfall, 19712006 Note: Rainfall represented as the running total of -month cumulative rainfall expressed as a percent of the average -month cumulative total for the July to June rainyear. The average 36-month cumulative rainfall was 843 mm for Alice Springs (18732006).


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