Fire Severity Field Guide

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This guide was created to assist in standardising Fire Severity Categories for use by Field Staff in the Tropical Savanna Woodlands of Northern Australia


Tropical Savannas, Originally and Today
The Extent of Tropical Savannas on the Australian Continent
Definition of Terms
The Fire Continuum

Table 1: Numerical values of the fire severity categories
Table 2: Field descriptions of the fire severity categories

Fire Severity: Patchy
Fire Severity: Low
Fire Severity: Moderate
Fire Severity: High
Fire Severity: Extreme

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