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Journal of Combustion
Volume 2011, Article ID 613424, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/613424
Research Article

Wildland Fire Behaviour Case Studies and Fuel Models for Landscape-Scale Fire Modeling

SPE UMR 6134 CNRS, University of Corsica, Campus Grimaldi BP 52, 20250 Corte, France

Received 6 March 2011; Accepted 18 July 2011

Academic Editor: D Morvan

Copyright © 2011 Paul-Antoine Santoni et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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