The ruggedness of the landscape affects fire behaviour.
Methods for calculating landscape ruggedness, and the three main categories of ruggedness that result (rugged, undulating and flat).
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This website is dedicated to bringing forward the latest research findings. They are provided to
allow firefighters to be made aware of critical safety issues ahead of the material being included in
the national training curriculum.
Material prepared by Rick McRae for AFAC Research Dissemination Pilot Study, March 2012.