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Research Paper

Title: Using HFire for spatial modeling of fire in shrublands

Author: Peterson, Seth H.; Morais, Marco E.; Carlson, Jean M.; Dennison, Philip E.; Roberts, Dar A.; Moritz, Max A.; Weise, David R.

Date: 2009

Source: Res. Pap. PSW-RP-259. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 44 p

Station ID: RP-PSW-259

Description: 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 California fires. HFire is available for download at http://firecenter.berkeley.edu/hfire/.

Keywords: Fire spread model, raster, Rothermel, wildfire, southern California, chaparral

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Peterson, Seth H.; Morais, Marco E.; Carlson, Jean M.; Dennison, Philip E.; Roberts, Dar A.; Moritz, Max A.; Weise, David R.  2009.  Using HFire for spatial modeling of fire in shrublands.   Res. Pap. PSW-RP-259. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 44 p.

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