Firemap - Simulation of fire growth with a geographic information system

Maria J. Vasconcelos, Phillip Guertin

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Abstract

FIREMAP is a simulation system designed to estimate wild fire characteristics in spatially non-uniform environments and simulate the growth of fire in discrete time steps. This simulation system integrates Rothermel’s behavior prediction model (Rothermel 1972) with a raster- based geographic information system. The outputs can be displayed as digital maps. This paper describes the concepts behind FIREMAP and compares simulation results with a real fire occurrence. The predicted burned area (138 ha) and the real burned area (132 ha) have a similar overall shape.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-96
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Wildland Fire
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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Keywords

  • Fire behavior modeling
  • Geographic information systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Ecology

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Firemap - Simulation of fire growth with a geographic information system. / Vasconcelos, Maria J.; Guertin, Phillip.

In: International Journal of Wildland Fire, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1992, p. 87-96.

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