The focus of this research is to quantify and study fire behavior in Australia's Great Victoria Desert. In this study, satellite data from the period 1972 to 1994 are analyzed and used to develop a model of fire behavior. The satellite imagery is used to classify the burn status of an area and to identify fire shapes.
The project's focus is the development and analysis of several models studying the aspects of fire succession in the Great Victoria Desert. Succession is the process by which the landscape is reestablished following a catastrophe such as fire. Studies in succession attempt to determine the changes expected over time in species composition and other ecosystem attributes such as biomass and diversity.