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    Author(s): Alan A. AgerMark A. Finney
    Date: 2009
    Source: Geophysical Research Abstracts. 11: EGU2009-5489
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Description

    Wildfire simulation models are being widely used by fire and fuels specialists in the U.S. to support tactical and strategic decisions related to the mitigation of wildfire risk. Much of this application has resulted from the development of a minimum travel time (MTT) fire spread algorithm (M. Finney) that makes it computationally feasible to simulate thousands of fires and generate burn probability and intensity maps over large areas (10,000 to 2,000,000 ha). The MTT algorithm is parallelized for multi-threaded processing and is imbedded in a number of research and applied fire modeling applications.

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    Citation

    Ager, Alan A.; Finney, Mark A. 2009. Application of wildfire simulation models for risk analysis. Geophysical Research Abstracts. 11: EGU2009-5489.

    Keywords

    wildfire, wildfire risk

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