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Abstract: In recent years, advances in computational power and spatial data analysisGIS, remote sensing, etc have led to an increase in attempts to model thespread and behaviour of wildland fires across the landscape. This series ofreview papers endeavours to critically and comprehensively review all types ofsurface fire spread models developed since 1990. This paper reviews models ofan empirical or quasi-empirical nature. These models are based solely on thestatistical analysis of experimentally obtained data with or without somephysical framework for the basis of the relations. Other papers in the seriesreview models of a physical or quasi-physical nature, and mathematicalanalogues and simulation models. The main relations of empirical models arethat of wind speed and fuel moisture content with rate of forward spread.Comparisons are made of the different functional relationships selected byvarious authors for these variables.



Author: A.L. Sullivan

Source: https://arxiv.org/



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