Measurements of rate of spread of fires burning eucalypt litter fuel in a combustion wind tunnel by ocular observation, visible spectrum video imagery and thermocouple instrumentation of fires are compared. Overall, the three methods gave similar results, but some of the mean values were significantly different depending on the dryness of the fuel and speed of the wind.
International Journal of Wildland Fire
We modelled the drivers of fire activity from MODIS fire data using different datasets created by the exclusion of vegetation and cropland land cover classes. Cropland fires had a significant effect on model output. A clear distinction should be drawn between wildland and cropland fires in such models.