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National Center for Remote Sensing, National Council for Scientific Research CNRS, Riad al Soloh, Beirut 1107 2260, Lebanon


Department of Geography, St Joseph University, Damascus Street, Mar Mickael, Beirut 1104 2020, Lebanon


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Academic Editor: Palmiro Poltronieri

Abstract Wildfires occur in different climatic zones, forest cover types and eras. Wildfire or forest fire has always shaped the landscape. Different methodologies and indexes have emerged to determine the likelihood of wildfire, commonly confused with the wildfire hazard. However, none of these are universal or portable. In this paper, we have gone through several articles, projects and books. The aim was to identify factors related to the ignition of a wildfire. Consequently, 28 factors were presented and categorized into climatic, topographic, in-situ, historical and anthropogenic factors. It is the first step in building a generalized, acceptable and portable method to determine the wildfire risk. Its creation is strongly related to the prevention and better assessment of this phenomenon. View Full-Text

Keywords: wildfire; likelihood; hazard; ignition factors; fire occurrence wildfire; likelihood; hazard; ignition factors; fire occurrence

Author: Mario Mhawej 1,2,* , Ghaleb Faour 1 and Jocelyne Adjizian-Gerard 2

Source: http://mdpi.com/


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