Journal of Combustion

Forest Fire Research: The Latest Advances Tools for Understanding and Managing Wildland Fire


Publishing date
01 Jun 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Dec 2010

1University of Corsica, SPE UMR CNRS 6134, Campus Grimaldi, BP52, 20250 Corte, France

2CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Gungahlin Homestead, Bellenden Street, Grace ACT 2911, GPO Box 284, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia

3UNIMECA, 60 rue Joliot Curie, Technopôle de Château-Gombert, 13453 Marseille Cedex 13, France

4Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8663, USA


Forest Fire Research: The Latest Advances Tools for Understanding and Managing Wildland Fire

Description

Wild fire constitutes one of the most complex phenomena studied in the world. In the last fifteen years, the scientific community has considerably increased its efforts to better understand forest fires through improvement in measurements and modeling. This has been supported by rapid development in the fields of spatial data analysis and computing resources. This combination has enabled the development of new decision support systems, information gathering, and analysis methods, as well as the improvement of existing tools. In spite of this activity, forest fires remain a relevant issue in many countries. Climate change, rural-urban migration, and the growth of the urban-wildland interface are some of the factors leading to an increase in wildfire hazard. This special issue will focus on recent developments and tools devoted to the global fire management.

The main focus of this special issue will be on both the existing and upcoming decision support systems used for fire danger rating, fire spread prediction, and fire hazard mitigation. Complete decision tools as well as relevant scientific contributions to be implemented in such operational tools are welcome. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field, with special emphasis given to the results useful for operational tools. The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Fire prevention
  • Fire management
  • Fire safety
  • Fire behavior
  • Urban-wildland interface
  • Fundamentals of fire
  • Wildland fuels modeling
  • Fires and weather interaction

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 418756
  • - Editorial

Forest Fire Research: The Latest Advances Tools for Understanding and Managing Wildland Fire

Paul-Antoine Santoni | Andrew Sullivan | ... | William E. Mell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 572452
  • - Research Article

Integrating Fire Behavior Models and Geospatial Analysis for Wildland Fire Risk Assessment and Fuel Management Planning

Alan A. Ager | Nicole M. Vaillant | Mark A. Finney
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 613424
  • - Research Article

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

Paul-Antoine Santoni | Jean-Baptiste Filippi | ... | Frédéric Bosseur
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 540390
  • - Research Article

Simulation of Coupled Fire/Atmosphere Interaction with the MesoNH-ForeFire Models

Jean-Baptiste Filippi | Frédéric Bosseur | ... | Céline Mari
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 569475
  • - Research Article

Fire Whirl Evolution Observed during a Valley Wind-Sea Breeze Reversal

Daisuke Seto | Craig B. Clements
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 263531
  • - Research Article

A Simple Technique to Estimate the Flammability Index of Moroccan Forest Fuels

M'Hamed Hachmi | Abdessadek Sesbou | ... | Fadoua Bouanane
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 984363
  • - Review Article

Review of Vortices in Wildland Fire

Jason M. Forthofer | Scott L. Goodrick
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 168473
  • - Review Article

Developing the US Wildland Fire Decision Support System

Erin K. Noonan-Wright | Tonja S. Opperman | ... | John R. Fiedler
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 137437
  • - Research Article

Experimental Investigation of Radiation Emitted by Optically Thin to Optically Thick Wildland Flames

P. Boulet | G. Parent | ... | C. Picard
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 548328
  • - Review Article

A Review of Fire Interactions and Mass Fires

Mark A. Finney | Sara S. McAllister
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