Modeling fuels and fire effects in 3D: Model description and applications

  title={Modeling fuels and fire effects in 3D: Model description and applications},
  author={François Pimont and Russell Parsons and Eric Rigolot and François de Coligny and Jean-Luc Dupuy and Philippe Dreyfus and Rodman R. Linn},
  journal={Environmental Modelling and Software},
Scientists and managers critically need ways to assess how fuel treatments alter fire behavior, yet few tools currently exist for this purpose. We present a spatially-explicit-fuel-modeling system, FuelManager, which models fuels, vegetation growth, fire behavior (using a physicsbased model, FIRETEC), and fire effects. FuelManager‟s flexible approach facilitates modeling fuels across a wide range of detail. Large trees or shrubs with specific coordinates are modeled as individual “Plants… CONTINUE READING

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