Impact of Savanna fire scars on heat and moisture fluxes to the atmosphere and feedbacks to the local boundary layer

C. K. Wendt, J. Beringer, N. J. Tapper, L. B. Hutley

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Abstract

The effects of tropical savanna fire scars on local to regional climate in terms of heat and moisture fluxes and their impact on the boundary layer, were investigated. The project field sites were located on the Gunn Point Peninsula, 35km south east of Darwin near the township of Howard Springs, in the Northern Territory, Australia. The fire scar investigated in this study was centered at approximately 12°29S, 131°09E and was approximately 100km2 in area. The results show that depending on local conditions such as aerodynamic changes to savanna vegetation, the size and intensity of the fire, it is possible that these areas could produce localized areas of convergence and divergence and mesoscale circulation systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages187-199
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
EventConference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2004 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 23 Aug 200426 Aug 2004
Conference number: 26th

Conference

ConferenceConference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2004
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period23/08/0426/08/04

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Wendt, C. K., Beringer, J., Tapper, N. J., & Hutley, L. B. (2004). Impact of Savanna fire scars on heat and moisture fluxes to the atmosphere and feedbacks to the local boundary layer. 187-199. Paper presented at Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2004, Vancouver, Canada.