Northern fire mapping

Fire in the Landscape NT Wildlife Park 1

This project has examined some of the key environmental aspects of fire management in relation to the management of carbon and emissions in the northern parts of Australia - in particularly getting a better understanding of fire severity, and particulate and aerosol emissions. This is helping to inform the emissions debate across the whole of the country.

The information from this project is used for managing fire and land; assessing regional impacts (such as air quality), corresponding health impacts, and regional and global climate impacts; and assessing risk for long-term regional planning and management.

New tool makes carbon credit calculations easier

In a related project, Bushfire CRC researchers at Charles Darwin University were profiled on ABC TV on their Savanna Burning Abatement Tool.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-19/-savbat-launch/4765344

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Research findings from mapping fire severity in tropical northern Australia
The Northern Fire Mapping project developed fire severity mapping to help manage fire in the tropical savannas and rangelands across Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. The online forum held for this study is now available for replay.
Learn more about mapping fire in northern Australia
Mapping fire in the tropical north will be the first topic covered by the Bushfire CRC’s Research to Drive Change online forum series, scheduled for 12pm AEST on Wednesday 7 May.
An evaluation of research in Australian universities with the highest impact has placed projects with Bushfire CRC links at the very top of the scale.
Dr Andrew Edwards boards the helicopter holding a spectrometer.
A Bushfire CRC researcher is changing the way the effects of bushfires are mapped in northern Australia.