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Title: A Coupled Atmosphere-Fire Model: Connective Feedback on Fire-Line Dynamics
Url: http://www.cisl.ucar.edu/info/SC96/FIRE/FireExhibit.html
Creator: Clark, Terry
Jenkins, Mary Ann
Publisher: National Center for Atmospheric Research (U.S.)
Description: This research project at the Scientific Computing Division (SCD) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) describes modeling the relationships between large-scale winds and wildfires. The object of this paper is to describe and demonstrate the necessity and utility of a coupled atmosphere-fire model: a three-dimensional, time-dependent wildfire simulation model, based on the primitive equations of motion and thermodynamics, which can represent the fine-scale dynamics of convective processes and capture ambient meteorological conditions. Two simple experiments are described, showing the effect of wind speed on fire-line evolution in idealized and controlled conditions. The experimental results reveal a dynamical explanation for fire-line breakup and geometry, demonstrating that the model is a valuable tool with which to investigate fire dynamics and eventually may be able to provide a credible scientific basis for policy decisions made by meteorology and fire management communities.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Forestry -- Conservation and protection -- Damage by elements -- Forest fires and wildfires
Agriculture -- Forestry -- Conservation and protection -- Damage by elements -- Forest fires and wildfires -- Forecasting -- Fire weather
Agriculture -- Forestry -- Conservation and protection -- Damage by elements -- Forest fires and wildfires -- Other special topics, A-Z -- Mathematical models
Agriculture -- Forestry -- Special aspects of forestry, A-Z -- Fire management
Technology -- Building construction -- Protection from fire. Fire prevention and extinction -- Safety measures
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Meteorology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Physical sciences
Resource Type: Image (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
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Format: html
Audience: Higher Education
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Atmospheric science
Natural hazards
Date Of Record Release: 2007-02-25 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-06-22 12:52:13 (W3C-DTF)
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