Fire growth using minimum travel time methods

  title={Fire growth using minimum travel time methods},
  author={Mark Finney},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Forest Research},
  • M. Finney
  • Published 1 August 2002
  • Geology
  • Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Fire-growth modeling on complex landscapes can be approached as a search for the minimum time for fire to travel among nodes in a two-dimensional network. The paths producing minimum travel time between nodes are then interpolated to reveal the fire perimeter positions at an instant in time. These fire perimeters and their fire behav - ior characteristics (e.g., spread rate, fireline intensity) are essentially identical to the products of perimeter expansion techniques. Travel time methods… 

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