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.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2004|
|Event||26th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology - Vancouver, BC, Canada|
Duration: 23 Aug 2004 → 26 Aug 2004
|Conference||26th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology|
|Period||23/08/04 → 26/08/04|