Simulating the spread of wildfires using a geographic information system and remote sensing

@inproceedings{Xu1994SimulatingTS,
  title={Simulating the spread of wildfires using a geographic information system and remote sensing},
  author={Jianping Xu and Richard G. Lathrop},
  year={1994}
}
Fires bum a large number of acres of wild land annually. Ecologically, recurrent fires are essential for maintaining certain kinds of vegetation communities as well as an important component in nutrient cycling. However, from a management point of view, wildfires also threaten human development and valuable timber resources. The overall goal of this dissertation research is to improve the modeling of wildfire behavior, to better understand the interaction of fire behavior/environment… CONTINUE READING