Analysis of fire behaviour simulations over Spain with WRF-FIRE

San José García, Roberto and Pérez Camaño, Juan Luis and González Barras, Rosa María and Pecci, Julia and Palacios, Marino (2014). Analysis of fire behaviour simulations over Spain with WRF-FIRE. "International Journal of Environment and Pollution", v. 55 (n. 1); pp. 148-156. ISSN 0957-4352. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEP.2014.065919.

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Title: Analysis of fire behaviour simulations over Spain with WRF-FIRE
Author/s:
  • San José García, Roberto
  • Pérez Camaño, Juan Luis
  • González Barras, Rosa María
  • Pecci, Julia
  • Palacios, Marino
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Environment and Pollution
Date: November 2014
ISSN: 0957-4352
Volume: 55
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: WRF-FIRE; Fire behaviour model; Fuel moisture content; FMC; Fuel model; Wildland fire; Spain.
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Wildland fire spread and behaviour are complex phenomena owing to both the number of involved physico-chemical factors, and the non-linear relationship between variables. Spain is plagued by forest and brush fires every summer, when the extremely dry weather sets in along with high temperatures. The use of fire behaviour models requires the availability of high resolution environmental and fuel data; in the absence of real data, errors on the simulated fire spread can be compounded to affect the spatial and temporal accuracy of predicted data. The effect of input values on the accuracy of WRF-FIRE simulations was evaluated to assess the capabilities of the new system for wildland fire in accurately forecasting fire behaviour. The results confirm that the use of accurate meteorological data and a custom fuel moisture content model is crucial to obtain precise simulations of fire behaviour.

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Item ID: 40242
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/40242/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:40242
DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2014.065919
Official URL: http://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJEP.2014.065919?journalCode=ijep
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 May 2016 10:54
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017 11:35
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