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Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires III


Series: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Volume: 158

By: Carlos A Brebbia (Editor), G Perona (Editor)

WIT Press

Hardback | May 2012 | #199240 | ISBN-13: 9781845645847
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Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires III includes selected papers presented at the Third International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires, held in May 2012. The Conference is the third in a series of biennial conferences organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology on the topic of applying computer techniques to the difficult field of forest fire prevention, management, and mitigation.


In order to prevent or reduce major loss of life and property, and damage to the environment, it is important to be able to analyse the behaviour of forest fires. To do so requires the development of computer codes that can take into consideration a large number of different parameters. The papers in this book cover the latest research and applications of computational tools available for analysing and predicting the spread of forest fires.

Featured topics include: Air Quality and Health Risks; Computational Methods and Experiments; Detection, Monitoring and Response Systems; Decision Support Systems; Risk and Vulnerability Assessment; Resource Optimisation.


Safety in forest fire fighting action: a new radiometric model to evaluate the safety distance for firemen working with hand-operated systems
S. Bertoldo; L. Corgnati; A. Losso; G. Perona;

Modelling the exposure of firefighters to smoke based on measured data
A. I. Miranda; J. H. Amorim; V. Martins; P. Cascão; J. Valente; R. Ottmar; L. M. Ribeiro; D. X. Viegas; C. Borrego;

Fire behavior modeling based on simulated field plots
A. Beutling; A. C. Batista; R. V. Soares;

Spatio-temporal modelling of wildfires in Catalonia, Spain, 1994-2008, through log Gaussian Cox processes
L. Serra; M. Saez; D. Varga; A. Tobías; P. Juan; J. Mateu;

Prediction and modeling of the forest using neural networks and supercomputers
I. A. Maliy; O. V. Potemkina; I. F. Yasinskiy; F. N. Yasinskiy; S. G. Sidorov; A. S. Mochalov; V. V. Netkachev; L. P. Chernysheva;

ArcFIRE/ArcFUEL: Forest Fire Management Geoplatform and fuel maps
M. Bonazountas; D. Kallidromitou; A. Astyakopoulos;

SIRIO: an integrated forest fire monitoring, detection and decision support system - performance and results of the installation in Sanremo (Italy)
A. Losso; L. Corgnati; S. Bertoldo; M. Allegretti; R. Notarpietro; G. Perona;

Monitoring network-based infrastructure for forest fire detection
V. S. Kharchenko; A. A. Orekhov; D. A. Kotchkar; V. V. Bogomolov;

An automatic forest fires identification methodology using FY3A/B VIRR images
X. L. Qin; Z. H. Zhang; H. Yan; X. Zhu;

A new thermally activated battery cell-based forest fire detection and monitoring system
B. Neubauer; J. Sidén; C. Olofsson; M. Gulliksson; A. Koptyug; H.-E. Nilsson; M. Norgren;

Launching extinguishing carriers into remote forests for active fire fighting
M. Boboulos; M. Purvis; D. Zafirov;

Intelligent wireless sensor network for wildfire detection
A. Ko; N. M. Y. Lee; R. P. S. Sham; C. M. So; S. C. F. Kwok;

The relative value of fire planning alternatives
D. B. Rideout; N. Kernohan;

Introducing GIS-based simulation tools to support rapid response in wildland fire fighting
A. Moreno; A. Segura; S. Zlatanova; J. Posada; A. García-Alonso;

Fire risk at the wildland-urban interface: a case study of a Galician county
M. L. Chas-Amil; E. García-Martínez; J. Touza;

Experimental determination of volatile organic compounds emitted by
K. Chetehouna; L. Courty; L. Lemée; J. P. Garo; P. Gillard;

Danger degrees adjustment for the Monte Alegre Formula (FMA)
W. T. Wendling; R. V. Soares; A. C. Batista; A. F. Tetto;

Regression analysis of wildfire suppression
R. Hansen;

Rekindle dynamics: validating the pressure on wildland fire suppression resources and implications for fire management in Portugal
A. P. Pacheco; J. Claro; T. Oliveira

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