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Using periodic line fires to gain a new perspective on multi-dimensional aspects of forward fire spread


Linn, R. R.; Canfield, J. M.; Cunningham, P.; Edminster, C.; Dupuy, J.-L.; Pimont, F. 2012. Using periodic line fires to gain a new perspective on multi-dimensional aspects of forward fire spread. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 157: 60-76.

doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.01.014

This study was conducted to increase understanding of possible roles and importance of local threedimensionality in the forward spread of wildfire models. A suite of simulations was performed using a coupled atmosphere-fire model, HIGRAD/FIRETEC, consisting of different scenarios that varied in domain width and boundary condition implementation. A subset of the simulations was strictly two-dimensional in the streamwise and vertical directions, while another subset of simulations involved igniting a finitelength fireline. The remaining simulations were all three-dimensional and employed periodic boundary conditions in the cross-stream direction and a fireline spanning the entire cross-stream extent of the domain.

Keywords: coupled atmosphere-fire modeling, three-dimensional dynamics, fire spread


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Using periodic line fires to gain a new perspective on multi-dimensional aspects of forward fire spread
Electronic Publish Date: July 26, 2012
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July 26, 2012

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