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Forest-fire modelsAuthor(s): Haiganoush Preisler; Alan Ager
Source: Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 3
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionFor applied mathematicians forest fire models refer mainly to a non-linear dynamic system often used to simulate spread of fire. For forest managers forest fire models may pertain to any of the three phases of fire management: prefire planning (fire risk models), fire suppression (fire behavior models), and postfire evaluation (fire effects and economic models). In this context forest fire models may be statistical, rule-based, process-based or a combination of all three.
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CitationPreisler, Haiganoush .K., Ager, Alan. 2013. Forest-fire models. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 3.
KeywordsFire Risk Models, Fire Spread Models, Fire Effects Models
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