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Keyword: fire risk assessment

Wildfire Research WiRe

Media Gallery Posted on: August 18, 2016
Supporting images for The Wildfire Research Team (WiRe).

Wildfire Risk Management Science Team

Groups Posted on: March 16, 2016

Wildfire risk management

Projects Posted on: March 15, 2016
The Wildfire Risk Management Team is an interdisciplinary team that explores wildfire management through the lenses of risk analysis, economics, decision science, and landscape ecology to improve the scientific basis for the full range of wildfire management decisions. Primary research topics include integrated spatial risk assessment modeling and planning, econometric modeling of fire management expenditures, effectiveness of suppression resource utilization, organizational structure and managerial incentive systems, and performance measurement.

Continental-scale simulation of burn probabilities, flame lengths, and fire size distribution for the United States

Publications Posted on: October 07, 2011
Components of a quantitative risk assessment were produced by simulation of burn probabilities and fire behavior variation for 134 fire planning units (FPUs) across the continental U.S. The system uses fire growth simulation of ignitions modeled from relationships between large fire occurrence and the fire danger index Energy Release Component (ERC).