Titolo:  A web-based wildfire simulator for operational applications
Data di pubblicazione:  2019
Data di prima pubblicazione on-line:  2019
Autori:  Arca, Bachisio; Ghisu, Tiziano; Casula, Marcello; SALIS, MICHELE; Duce, Pierpaolo
Numero degli autori:  5
Lingua:  Inglese
Presenza coautori internazionali:  no
Volume:  28
Fascicolo:  2
Pagina iniziale:  99
Pagina finale:  112
Numero di pagine:  14
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):  http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF18078
Codice identificativo Scopus:  2-s2.0-85061107834
Codice identificativo ISI:  WOS:000459191200002
URL:  http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/126.htm
Abstract:  Wildfire simulators and decision support systems can assist the incident command teams in charge of tactical wildfire suppression. This paper presents a web-based wildfire simulator developed to provide real-time support for wildfire management. The paper describes the overall software architecture, the modelling chain characteristics and the results produced by the simulator considering a set of actual wildfires that occurred in the island of Sardinia, Italy. The simulator consists of a graphical user interface that deals with data input-output management, a mass-consistent model devoted to the downscaling of wind fields, and a module that provides a spatially explicit representation of wildfire propagation. The simulator is a client'server application that is operated through a web-based graphical user interface that leaves the computational work to a dedicated server; most of the code is parallelised in order to minimise computational run-time. The validation phase demonstrated the capabilities of the simulator in providing wildfire predictions with a substantial agreement with actual wildfires, and a computational cost suitable for faster than real-time applications. The simulator is proposed as a tool to provide assistance to civil protection and fire management agencies during the incident response phase. The simulator is also appropriate for the training of personnel.
Parole chiave:  nO-line simulation; parallelisation; wildfire management; wildfire risk; Forestry; Ecology
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