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Estimating Wildfire Evacuation Decision and Departure Timing Using Large-Scale GPS Data

  title={Estimating Wildfire Evacuation Decision and Departure Timing Using Large-Scale GPS Data},
  author={Xilei Zhao and Yiming Xu and Ruggiero Lovreglio and Erica D. Kuligowski and Daniel Nilsson and Thomas J. Cova and Alex Wu and Xiang Yan},
With increased frequency and intensity due to climate change, wildfires have become a growing global concern. This creates severe challenges for fire and emergency services as well as communities in the wildland-urban interface (WUI). To reduce wildfire risk and enhance the safety of WUI communities, improving our understanding of wildfire evacuation is a pressing need. To this end, this study proposes a new methodology to analyze human behavior during wildfires by leveraging a large-scale GPS… Expand


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