Wildland fire propagation danger maps based on factorial experimentation

Germán Bianchini, Ana Cortés, Tomàs Margalef, Emilio Luque, Emilio Chuvieco, Andrea Camia

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Abstract

Wildland fire-risk assessment is a very significant issue. This risk assessment is usually based on ignition probability due to meteorological or human factors, but it does not usually consider propagation danger when a wildland fire has started. To evaluate propagation danger, it is necessary to apply some propagation model and simulate the behaviour of the fireline. However, this propagation danger must be evaluated considering many different possible scenarios. Therefore, the amount of simulations that must be carried out is enormous and it is necessary to apply high-performance computing techniques to make the methodology feasible. In this paper, a method for creating propagation danger maps based on factorial experimentation is described. The methodology was applied at a southern Europe scale during the 2004 summer season.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationITEE 2005 - 2nd International ICSC Symposium on Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering, Proceedings
Pages173-185
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameITEE 2005 - 2nd International ICSC Symposium on Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering, Proceedings

Keywords

  • High-performance computing
  • Propagation danger
  • Risk Maps
  • Wildland fire

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