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Using HFire for spatial modeling of fire in shrublands

Using HFire for spatial modeling of fire in shrublands

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Published by United States Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station in Albany, CA .
Written in English

  • Wildfires -- Computer simulation,
  • Flame spread -- Computer simulation

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSeth H. Peterson ... [et al.].
    SeriesResearch paper / Pacific Southwest Research Station -- PSW-RP-259
    ContributionsPeterson, Seth H.
    LC ClassificationsQK938.F6 U83 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination44 p. :
    Number of Pages44
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24035574M
    LC Control Number2009376292

      Particularly hard hit are shrublands in western North America, which although managed by fire suppression policies, have experienced more frequent fire, partly because of more human ignitions (Knapp , Keeley et al. ). These ecosystems are sensitive to short fire-return intervals and have undergone type conversion from native shrublands Cited by: Forest fire is one of the major environmental disturbances for the Australian continent. Identification of occurrence patterns of large fires, fire mapping, determination of fire spreading mechanisms, and fire effect modeling are some of the best measures to plan and mitigate fire effects. This chapter describes fire occurrence in New South Wales (Australia), the Australian Cited by: 2.

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Using HFire for spatial modeling of fire in shrublands book, Marco E. Morais, Jean M. Carlson, Philip E. Dennison, Dar A. Roberts, Max A. Moritz, David R. Weise, U.S.

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: Using HFire for Spatial Modeling of Fire in Shrublands 1 Introduction Interest in predictive models of wildland fire spread has existed since the late s, and a substantial body of related information has been published on such models (Catchpole and DeMestreFinneyFonsPittsWeberYassemi et al.

).Cited by: An efficient raster fire-spread model named HFire is introduced. HFire can simulate single-fire events or long-term fire regimes, using the same fire-spread algorithm. This paper describes the HFire algorithm, benchmarks the model using a standard set of tests developed for FARSITE, and compares historical and predicted fire spread perimeters for three southern Using HFire for spatial modeling of fire in shrublands book by: HFire (Highly Optimized Tolerance Fire Spread Model) is a spatially explicit model of surface fire spread through shrubland fuels for real time use during complex fire situations.

HFire and FARSITE are based on the Rothermel equation, but HFire uses a more computationally efficient raster based algorithm to model fire spread in two dimensions. Using HFire for spatial modeling of fire in shrublands Using HFire for spatial modeling of fire in shrublands book p.

(OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Seth H Peterson; Pacific Southwest Research Station.

Spatial Modeling of Fire in Shrublands using HFire: Model Description and Event Simulation. Using HFire for Spatial Modeling of Fire in Shrublands. Using a new model called HFire, we are able to generate and analyze extended simulations of Using HFire for spatial modeling of fire in shrublands book regimes.

HFire is a “physical” or “mechanistic” model that simulates fire growth from physical principles and the Rothermel () equations of fire spread. A detailed. A raster based, spatially explicit model of surface fire spread called HFire is introduced.

HFire uses the Rothermel fire spread equation to determine one dimensional fire spread, which is then fit to two dimensions using the solution to the fire containment problem and the empirical double ellipse formulation of Anderson. The book is the first reference to provide methods and applications for combining the use of R and GIS in modeling spatial processes.

It is an essential tool for students and researchers in earth and environmental science, especially those looking to better utilize GIS and spatial modeling. 1 1 Modeling long-term fire regimes of southern California shrublands 2 3 (Suggested running head: “Modeling fire regimes with HFire”) 4 5 Seth H.

Petersona, Max A. Moritzb, Marco E. Moraisc, Philip E. Dennisond, and Jean M. 6 Carlsone 7 8 9 a Department of Geography, UC Santa Barbara, CAUSA 10 b Center for Fire Research & Outreach, Department of. A spatial model was used to simulate plant extinction in relation to prescribed burning in fire-prone shrublands.

Prescribed burning may be used to manipulate fuel to levels that are sub-critical for fire-spread in extreme by:   The Spatial Solutions Fire Ecology Project is a collaboration between The University of Melbourne, La Trobe University and the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

This will involve linking ecological models, biodiversity indices, fire simulations and decision tools for better fire management. will enable land. Modeling fire in semi-desert grassland/oak woodland: The spatial implications Article in Ecological Modelling (3) August with 46 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

A generic, empirical-based model for predicting rate of fire spread in shrublands for improving the operational spatial planning of fire management. our models using a. The book gives a synthetic overview of methods, data and simulation models for evaluating fire regime processes in forests, shrublands and woodlands and assembles case studies of fire, climate and land use histories.

Richard_D._Stratton. of the fire environment (weather, fuel, topography). This paper describes and provides examples of several common models, tools, and methods for spatial fire growth and behavior modeling and weather and fire analysis for use in research, wildland fire decision support, and land management planning.

We also used logistic regression models to predict the relative probability of ignition occurrence, as a function of the resulting fire size. Results show that fire ignitions are strongly related to human presence and activity, and that the spatial patterns of ignitions are different for larger or smaller by: The current fire regime of southern California shrublands extends over a broad range of fire sizes from numerous small fires to relatively few large, intense, stand-replacing fires, at a to year recurrence interval (Davis and Michaelsen ; Moritz ; Keeley ; Moritz et File Size: 1MB.

Fire Ecology in Rocky Mountain Landscapes brings a century of scientific research to bear on improving the relationship between people and recent years, some scientists have argued that current patterns of fire are significantly different from historical patterns, and thatlandscapes should be managed with an eye toward reestablishing past fire regimes.

Fire is the most important ecological and forest disturbance agent worldwide, is a major way by which carbon is transferred from the land to the atmosphere, and is globally a significant source of greenhouse gases and aerosols.

Wildfires across all major biome types globally consume about 5% of net annual terrestrial primary production per annum, and release about Pg C per.

Specifically, we examined the response of three fire regime metrics (fire size distributions, fire return interval maps, cumulative total area burned) to variations in the number of ignitions, the spatial pattern of ignitions, the number of Santa Ana wind events, and live fuel moisture, using the HFire fire spread by: Severity of wildfires is a critical component of the fire regime and plays an important role in determining forest ecosystem response to fire disturbance.

Predicting spatial distribution of potential fire severity can be valuable in guiding fire and fuel management planning. Spatial controls on fire severity patterns have attracted growing interest, but few studies have Cited by:   Methods are presented to relate temperature-residence-time at the soil surface, i.e., time above ºC as an estimation of the severity of a fire, with measurements made during an experimental fire or on two post hoc measurements.

The experiment was carried out in a shrubland dominated by the woody-legume Cytisus striatus subsp. eriocarpus, in Central by: the use of space-borne instruments for the detection, monitoring and calculating the impact of fires (FAO, ).

FIRMS also provides users with near real-time hotspots/fire information through their Web Fire Mapper, email and cell phone text messages. FIRMS provides information on active fires using the Moderate Resolution ImagingFile Size: KB. Prehistoric fire area The amount of area in California by vegetation type was obtained from Barbour and Majors’ widely cited Terrestrial Vegetation of California ().

Information on the fire history of each vegetation type was obtained and File Size: KB. Annual Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) maps are needed to identify the interaction between landscape changes and wildland fires. Objectives: In this work, we determined fire hazard changes in a representative Mediterranean landscape through the classification of annual LULC types and fire perimeters, using a dense Landsat Time Series (LTS) during the –.

Groeneveld J, Enright NJ, Lamont BB, Wissel C: A spatial model of coexistence among three Banksia species along a topographic gradient in fire-prone shrublands.

J Ecol./jx. Article; Google ScholarCited by: 8. The natural fire return interval for chaparral is 30 to years orthere are more fires than the chaparral ecosystem can tolerate - see #2 below).

Fires more than once every 20 years, or during the cool season by prescribed fire, can eliminate chaparral by first reducing its biodiversity through the loss of fire-sensitive species, then by converting it to non-native.

[6] We used the official mapped fire history from – to test how well our models of long‐term fire weather severity patterns predict large fire probabilities in the Mediterranean‐type shrublands characteristic of the study area.

To examine possible sensitivities to event size, different criteria were used to define “large Cited by: Peterson SH, Morais ME, Carlson JM, Dennison PE, Roberts DA, Moritz MA, Weise DR () Using HFire for spatial modeling of fire in shrublands. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Research Paper PSW-RP (Albany, CA)Cited by: Settlement by Anglo-Americans in the desert shrublands of North America resulted in the introduction and subsequent invasion of multiple nonnative grass species.

These invasions have altered presettlement fire regimes, resulted in conversion of native perennial shrublands to nonnative annual grasslands, and placed many native desert species at by: Introduction.

Fire is a key disturbance in many terrestrial t available data show that future trends in fire drivers, such as climate warming or land use changes, may lead to an increasing impact of fires on ecosystems worldwide with unknown effects on biodiversity patterns and ecosystem services.Changes in fire regimes associated with new land use for.

This remote sensing-based approach allows evaluation of the effects of short fire return interval on chaparral recovery on broader spatial and temporal scales than previous site-scale studies. This study evaluated change at a relatively coarse spatial resolution (30 m), and thus our method could not detect changes in species composition within Cited by: Welcome to the BehavePlus web pages.

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Results. Using new Bayesian phylogenies of Banksia, together with ecological trait data and abundance data from 24 field sites, I find that fire regeneration mode influences the phylogenetic and phenotypic signal of species co-occurrence patterns. Fire-killed species (reseeders) show patterns of phylogenetic and phenotypic repulsion consistent with competition-driven niche Cited by: 8.

Characterizing and modelling the spatial patterns of wildfire ignitions in Portugal: fire initiation and resulting burned area F. Catry1, F. Rego1, F. Moreira1 & F. Bacao2 1Centre of Applied Ecology ‘Prof.

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All of the models discussed in this book are spatial, meaning that they describe the variation of one or more phenomena over the Earth’s surface. The inputs to a spatial model must depict spatial variation, which is why a GIS is a partic-ularly good platform for modeling (this subject is covered in detail in Chapter 2).File Size: KB.

In computational science, wildfire modeling is concerned with numerical simulation of wildland fires in order to understand and predict fire behavior. Wildfire modeling can ultimately aid wildland fire suppression, namely increase safety of firefighters and the public, reduce risk, and minimize damage.

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Both fire and climatic variability have monumental impacts on the dynamics of temperate ecosystems. These impacts can sometimes be extreme or devastating as seen in recent El Nino/La Nina cycles and in uncontrolled fire .