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11 12 Brief summary: The capacity of several fuel beds to be ignited by firebrands and to sustain a fire was assessed 13 through the study of their flammability. Then, the capability of different types of firebrands to ignite fuel beds 14 was studied through laboratory tests, in order to know their behaviour when they are involved in spot fires.
Every year, more than 50,000 wildland fires affect about 500,000ha of vegetation in southern European countries, particularly in wildland-urban interfaces (WUI). This paper presents a method to characterize and map WUIs at large scales and over large areas for wildland fire prevention in the South of France. Based on the combination of four types of… (More)
In a context of risk of forest fire, the development of actions concerning wildfire prevention and land management is necessary and essential particularly in wildland urban interfaces (WUI). The term 'WUI' always includes components such as human presence and wildland vegetation. Both the hazard (probability of fire outbreak, distribution) and the… (More)
Vulnérabilité des interfaces habitat-forêt aux incendies de forêt Application à la région méditerranéenne Française Résumé : Dans un cadre d'une meilleure prise en compte de la prévention des incendies dans l'aménagement du territoire, la thèse a pour objectif de modéliser des indicateurs d'endommagement sur le bâti et son environnement dans les interfaces… (More)