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  • Finney, Mark. 1998. FARSITE: Fire Area Simulator—Model Development and Evaluation. Research Paper: United States Department of Agriculture – Forest Service.
  • Hirschberger, Peter. 2016. FORESTS ABLAZE – Causes and effects of global forest fires. Study, Berlin: WWF Deutschland.
  • Jill, M. Judy, G. Neil. 2017. Bushfires – A Geography resource for Australian students. Burwood East: Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria Inc.
  • Kreisfeuerwehrverband Northeim & Thomas Bobrowski www.kfv-northeim.de

Other References

We have used additional digital-materials from the following resources:

© earthdata.nasa.gov 2019
© NottsFire | www.notts-fire.gov.uk
© cambridge.org
© e-ppr.eu
© US Forest Service (FS)
© Rich Pedroncelli
© justin Sullivan/Getty Images
© Photo: CSP_myshop
© Trenton, NJ: MacCrellish & Quigley, 1911
© H.M. skid pump | YouTube mikeat88
© Taming Wildfires, John Deere plows
© eXtension Foundation (Steven Smith)
© www.dsw-photo.com
© wikiHow Staff / Put-Out-a-Campfire
© P.C. Jackie Sojico, QUEST Nebraska

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