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Recognising the Ancient Skill of Cultural Burning

Bowman, D ORCID: 0000-0001-8075-124X and Lehman, G ORCID: 0000-0003-2178-197X 2020 , 'Recognising the Ancient Skill of Cultural Burning', in P Anderson and S Gardner and P James and P Komesaroff (eds.), Continent Aflame: Responses to an Australian Catastrophe , Palaver, Australia, pp. 28-31.

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The bushfire crisis that occurred in southern NSW and eastern Victoria in the summer of 2019-2020 was completely unprecedented. In a few days in early January we saw a sequence of events that were truly extraordinary: clusters of fire thunderstorms. Prior to this time, pyro-cumulonimbus (pyroCb) events were quite rare.1 There had, for example, only ever been one previous fire thunderstorm in Tasmania that we know of - in 2013.2 When a pyroCb event occurs the weather, the fire, the atmosphere and the land all become coupled and the situation goes completely out of control - just like in an atomic explosion.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Bowman, D and Lehman, G
Keywords: fire, Australia, 2019-2020
Publisher: Palaver
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