Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Francis M. Fujioka; A. Malcolm Gill; Domingos X. Viegas; B. Mike Wotton
    Date: 2009
    Source: In: Bytnerowicz, Andrzej; Arbaugh, Michael; Andersen, Christian; Riebau, Allen. 2009. Wildland Fires and Air Pollution. Developments in Environmental Science 8. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. pp. 471-498
    Publication Series: Book
    PDF: View PDF  (418.03 KB)

    Description

    Wildland fire occurrence and behavior are complex phenomena involving essentially fuel (vegetation), topography, and weather. Fire managers around the world use a variety of systems to track and predict fire danger and fire behavior, at spatial scales that span from local to global extents, and temporal scales ranging from minutes to seasons. The fire management application determines the makeup of the planning tool, which usually incorporates one or more computer models. Advanced computing technology has spawned a new generation of fire planning tools to predict fire occurrence and fire behavior. We reviewed fire danger and fire behavior modeling systems from Australia, Europe, and North America, including operational tools that have been in use for decades, and newer models that profoundly enhance the spatial and temporal resolution of the resultant predictions. Linkages between these models and air quality models could very likely improve the mapping and prediction of air pollution due to wildland fires.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to psw_communications@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Fujioka,Francis M.; Gill, A. Malcolm; Viegas, Domingos X.; Wotton, B. Mike. 2009. Fire danger and fire behavior modeling systems in Australia, Europe, and North America. In: Bytnerowicz, Andrzej; Arbaugh, Michael; Andersen, Christian; Riebau, Allen. 2009. Wildland Fires and Air Pollution. Developments in Environmental Science 8. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. pp. 471-498

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/34279