Impacts of tree canopy structure on wind flows and fire propagation simulated with FIRETEC

  title={Impacts of tree canopy structure on wind flows and fire propagation simulated with FIRETEC},
  author={François Pimont and Jean-Luc Dupuy and Rodman R. Linn and Sylvain Dupont},
  journal={Annals of Forest Science},
Forest fuel management in the context of fire prevention generally induces heterogeneous spatial patterns of vegetation. However, the impact of the canopy structure on both wind flows and fire behavior is not well understood. Here, a coupled atmosphere wildfire behavior model, HIGRAD/FIRETEC, was used to investigate the effects of canopy treatment on wind field and fire behavior in a typical Mediterranean pine ecosystem. First, the treatment-induced winds were simulated with the model. We… CONTINUE READING
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