Abrupt surface drying and fire weather Part 2: a preliminary synoptic climatology in the forested areas of southern Australia


Dramatic lowering of the humidity at the surface was observed at Canberra Airport and at Port Lincoln Airport AWS respectively during two recent Australian extreme fire weather events, that of the Canberra fires of 18 January 2003, and that of the lower Eyre Peninsula fires of 11 January 2005. These events have been described in more detail in Mills (2005a… (More)


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