Valuing Weather Observation Systems For Forest Fire Management

  title={Valuing Weather Observation Systems For Forest Fire Management},
  author={Nikolay Khabarov and Elena Moltchanova and Michael Obersteiner},
  journal={IEEE Systems Journal},
Weather information is an integral part of modern fire management systems. In this paper, we investigate, by means of simulation studies, how improvements in the weather observation systems help to reduce burned area by targeting and monitoring places ripe fires are likely to occur. In our model, the air patrolling schedule is determined by the Nesterov index, which is calculated from observed weather data. We use two weather data sets based on ldquoroughrdquo and ldquofinerdquo grids. The… CONTINUE READING