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Title: An algorithm to help design fire simulation and other data base work
Author: Mees, Romain
Source: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Berkeley, Calif. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-9: 4 p.
Station ID: GTR-PSW-009
Description: The data necessary for fire simulation may be made available through an algorithm based on tracing of boundaries composed of straight-line segments. Useful assumptions are that if a closed boundary does not contain a given point, then any other closed boundary contained within the former one does not contain the location; and that a given location will be contained in a closed boundary if the number of intersections of a finite line segment, drawn from the location to a known point inside the closed boundary, is even. The method described is similar in accuracy to existing alternative methods, and may have advantages. It may also be useful in other types of data base work.
Key Words: fire models, simulation
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Mees, Romain 1974. An algorithm to help design fire simulation and other data base work Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Berkeley, Calif. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-9: 4 p..
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