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This paper presents a brief survey of the research literature on wildfire behavior and effects and assembles formulae and graphical computation aids based on selected theoretical and empirical models. The uses of mathematical fire behavior models are discussed, and the general capabilities and…
Keywords: fire control, fire behavior model, fire management, computer program
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-30. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 92 p.
Atmospheric forcing and interactions between the fire and atmosphere are primary drivers of wildland fire behavior. The atmosphere is known to be a chaotic system that, although deterministic, is very sensitive to small perturbations to initial conditions. We assume that as a result of the tight…
Keywords: fire-atmosphere interactions, fire behavior model, atmospheric turbulence, marginal burning, prescribed fire, grass fire, sensitivity analysis
Source: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres