Sunday, 4 May 2008

Un jour très fumeux à Adelaïde



À la fin de la saison de feu-interdiction qui a terminé le 30 avril, une grande partie de la broussaille doit être brûlée .
La flore normale régénérera et la faune, elle ne sera pas trop désavantagée.
Cependant, Adelaïde peut être enveloppé dans la fumée un tel jour où il y a tellement peu de vent. On peut à peine voir la ville, des collines.
A very smokey day in Adelaide.
At the end of the fire-ban season which ended on the 30th April, much of the undergrowth needs to be burnt off.
The natural flora will regenerate and the fauna will not too disadvantaged.
However, Adelaide can be enveloped in smoke on such a day when there is so little wind. One can hardly see the city, from the hills.


Comme d'habitude, on devrait cliquer sur ces deux images afin de voir plus de détail.

4 comments:

dive said...

Holy crap!
At any other time of year that would be a scary sight, Monsieur.
I suppose that living in a place that naturally catches fire every year, folk must manage those fires if they're going to survive.

Jules said...

It is so important to burn off the undergrowth - the Aborigines did it to regenerate growth and without it bushfires will wipe us out.

This looks like a typical ash-filled day in Rabaul!!!

M.Benaut said...

Dive, By now you will have seen more of the scariness.
Generally things are pretty damp (!) in the hills in winter.
The digital thermometer, last year indicated that the temperature of the fire was 765°C and at a high altitude, of I don't know what, it was -40°C

Jules, you are quite correct.
We will see you here this year?

lynn said...

These are great pictures and so interesting to read about. It's a process i know nothing about and never knew quite how essential it is. The ash must be horrible though.