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Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires


Series: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Volume: 119

By: J de la Herras(Editor), Carlos A Brebbia(Editor), D Viegas(Editor), V Leone(Editor)

WIT Press

Hardback | Aug 2008 | #199238 | ISBN-13: 9781845641412
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Forest fires appear as a complex major problem, which is way beyond the simple relationship with climate, at the origin of many environmental social and economical consequences. The loss of habitats, erosion and CO2 emissions are examples of the ecological consequences, while the impact on human health, agricultural and tourist activity as well as regional labour market are examples of social, economical and ecological effects.

The present volume contains the papers presented at the first International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires (FIVA 2008 ) held at the University of Castilla-La Mancha campus in Toledo, Spain, September 17-19, 2008. The conference is jointly organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology, UK, and the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) and is sponsored by WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment. This conference provides a forum for researchers, academics and stakeholders actively involved in the prevention, detection and suppression of forest fires, and the restoration of burned areas. The conference aims to bring together engineers, scientists and other professionals from all countries, involved in research and development activities in a wide range of technical and management topics related to forest fires and its devastating effects.


On the two ways for the computing of the fire front positions and the rate of spread
K. Chetehouna; I. Zarguili; O. Séro-Guillaume; F. Giroud; C. Picard;

Study of wildfire in-draft flows for counter fire operations
R. Roxburgh; G. Rein;

In-field determination of drag through grass for a forest-fire simulation model
P. M. Kenney; T. G. Keith; T. T. Ng; R. R. Linn;

Scientific advances in fire modelling and its integration in a forest fire decision system
L. Ferragut; S. Monedero; M. I. Asensio; J. Ramírez;

Development of an object-orientated database for wildfire modelling
C. J. Legg; G. B. Pezzatti; E. Rigolot; O. Vigy; I. Lecomte; A. Mårell; V. Krivtsov;

An operational dropping model towards efficient aerial firefighting
J. H. Amorim; C. Borrego; A. I. Miranda;

Development of novel composite fire-extinguishing powders on the basis of mineral raw materials
L. Gurchumelia; G. Baliashvili; F. Bejanov; N. Sarjveldze;

FIREcast system – previsional fire danger index computation system for alpine regions
L. Corgnati; M. Gabella; G. Perona;

Forest fire danger forecasting in Poland
J. Piwnicki; B. Ubysz; R. Szczygieł;

Assessing fire risk in stand-level management in Galicia (north-western Spain)
M. Pasalodos-Tato; T. Pukkala;

Methodology for measuring geometrical and thermal characteristics of flames in laboratory forest fires
E. Pastor; A. Àgueda; L. Martin; M. Muñoz; A. León; Y. Pérez; E. Planas;

Measurement of physical parameters of forest fires by infrared imaging methods
J. M. Aranda; J. Meléndez; A. J. de Castro; F. López;

Assessing fire propagation empirical models in shrub fuel complexes using wind tunnel data
E. Marino; M. Guijarro; J. Madrigal; C. Hernando; C. Diez;

Mutual influence between surface fire propagation and a tree trunk
J. M. C. Mendes-Lopes; J. M. P. Ventura; N. M. G. Santos;

Near-real-time forest fires monitoring system: case study with a manned aerial vehicle within the OSIRIS project
I. Reusen; N. Lewyckyj; S. Adriaensen; J. Biesemans; J. Everaerts; S. Kempenaers;

Measuring the effectiveness of Poland’s fire monitoring system
J. Piwnicki; B. Ubysz; R. Szczygieł;

A vision-based monitoring system for very early automatic detection of forest fires
J. Fernández-Berni; R. Carmona-Galán; L. Carranza-González;

Acoustic characterization of a forest fire event
D. X. Viegas; L. P. Pita; F. Nielsen; K. Haddad; C. Calisti Tassini; G. D’Altrui; V. Quaranta; I. Dimino; H. Tsangaris;

Smouldering natural fires: comparison of burning dynamics in boreal peat and Mediterranean humus
G. Rein; J. Garcia; A. Simeoni; V. Tihay; L. Ferrat;

The fuel moisture content of peat in relation to meteorological factors
V. Krivtsov; A. Gray; T. Valor; C. J. Legg; G. M. Davies;

Physical phenomena in wildfire modelling
D. Morvan;

Characterizing and modelling the spatial patterns of wildfire ignitions in Portugal: fire initiation and resulting burned area
F. X. Catry; F. C. Rego; F. Moreira; F. Bacao;

Developing a live fuel moisture model for moorland fire danger rating
G. M. Davies; C. J. Legg;

Forest fire impacts on buildings
E. Mikkola;

Evaluating spatially-explicit burn probabilities for strategic fire management planning
C. Miller; M.-A. Parisien; A. A. Ager; M. A. Finney;

Prometheus – an integrated wildfire control system
J. R. S. Nunes; R. V. Soares; A. C. Batista;

A GIS based methodology for Alta Murgia Park fire risk assessment
L. Pirone; F. Intini; V. D’Agostino;

Modelling community vulnerability to fires using socio-economic indexes
M. P. Dawson; S. A. Morris;

Aleppo pine regeneration after fire along an aridity gradient
J. De las Heras; D. Moya; F. R. López-Serrano; M. Eugenio; J. M. Espelta;

The resilience ability of vegetation after different fire recurrences in Provence
A. Schaffhauser; T. Curt; T. Tatoni;

A post-fire management model to improve Aleppo pine forest resilience
D. Moya; J. De las Heras; F. R. López-Serrano; V. Leone;

Influence of fire recurrence on CO sink and soil composition in Holm oak forests
F. R. López-Serrano; J. De las Heras; D. Moya; F. A. García-Morote; E. Rubio;

Numerical modelling of the impact of wildland-urban interface fires on Coimbra air quality
A. I. Miranda; J. H. Amorim; V. Martins; C. Pimentel; R. Rodrigues; R. Tavares; C. Borrego;

On integration of a Fire Assimilation System and a chemical transport model for near-real-time monitoring of the impact of wild-land fires on atmospheric composition and air quality
M. Sofiev; R. Vankevich; M. Lanne; J. Koskinen; J. Kukkonen;

Impact of wild-land fires on European air quality in 2006–2008
M. Sofiev; M. Lanne; R. Vankevich; M. Prank; A. Karppinen; J. Kukkonen;

The Kornati fire accident – eruptive fire in relatively low fuel load herbaceous fuel conditions
D. X. Viegas; D. Stipanicev; L. Ribeiro; L. P. Pita; C. Rossa;

The Kornati fire accident – aerodynamic and thermodynamic aspects of the accident
B. Klarin; N. Ninic; D. Stipanicev; S. Nizetic; D. Krstinic;

The Kornati fire accident facts and figures – configuration, vegetation and meteorology
D. Stipaničev; Z. Španjol; M. Vučetić; V. Vučetić; R. Rosavec; Lj. Bodrozić;

The estimation of temporal and spatial fluctuations in a forest fire hazard index – the case of a forested public area in Japan
K. Tamai; Y. Goto

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