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Editors: Eduards Gomez and Kristina Alvarez
Book Description:
A forest fire is any uncontrolled, non-structure fire that occurs in the wilderness. Wildlife behavior is often complex and variably dependent on factors such as fuel type, moisture content in the fuel, humidity, windspeed, topology, geographic location and ambient temperature. Weather patterns, such as heat waves droughts can also have a dramatic impact on the onset and outcome of wildfires. Fire is sometimes essential for forest regeneration, however, it often destroys forests and has dire social and economic consequences. This book looks at the underlying causes of forest fires, their ecological effects and preventive strategies.

Table of Contents:
Preface

1. Vertical Atmosphere and Fire
(García Diez, Eulogio Luis and Santiago Domínguez Martín, Faculty of the Environmental Sciences, University of Salamanca (Spain) (pp. 1-32)

2. A Simulation Tool for Socio-economic Planning on Forest Fire Suppression Management
(Molina J.R., Rodríguez y Silva F. Herrera M.A. and Zamora R., Department of Forest Engineering, Campus de Rabanales, University of Córdoba, Spain) (pp. 33-88)

3. Wildfire in Deliblatska Pescara (Serbia) – Case Analysis on July 24th 2007
(Joao Fernando Pereira Gomes, Milan Radovanovic, Vladan Ducic, Milan Milenkovic, Milan Stevancevic, Centre for Biological and Chemical Engineering/IBB-Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering Department, IST- Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal, and others) (pp. 89-140)

4. Variation of spatial fire behavior based on changes of forest fuel loadings
(J. Germán Flore Garnica, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias, México) (pp. 141-170)

5. On Vegetation Modelling For Forest Fires Combustion Models
(O. Séro-Guillaume, D. Calogine, A. Collin, A Lamorlette, LEMTA UMR CNRS 7563 2 Avenue de la Forêt de Haye 54504 Vandoeuvre les Nancy) (pp. 171-207)

6. Potential for advancing fire research in Amazonia by integrating ground-based, remote-sensing and modeling studies for the region
(Manoel F. Cardoso, and George C. Hurtt, Centro de Ciência do Sistema Terrestre, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brasil, and others) (pp. 209-225)

7. Improvement of the gas oxidation modelling in wildland fires
(Virginie Tihay, Albert Simeoni, Paul-Antoine Santoni, Jean-Pierre Garo and Jean-Pierre Vantelon, Institut PRISME, IUT de Bourges, France, and others) (pp. 227-247)

8. Detection of the positions and computing the rate of spread of fire fronts using a radiative flame model and inverse method
(K. Chetehouna, O. Séro-Guillaume and D. Bernardin, ENSI de Bourges, Institut PRISME UPRES, France, and others) (pp. 249-271)

9. Factor Analysis applied to fire temperature effects on water quality
(Paulo Pereira , Xavier Úbeda, Luis Outeiro and Deborah A. Martin, Department of Physical Geography and Regional Geographical Analysis, University of Barcelona, Montalegre, Spain) (pp. 273-283)

10. Use Of Superabsorbents For Forest Fire Fighting
(João C.M. Bordado, João F.P. Gomes, Chemical Engineering Department, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal, and others) (pp. 287-296)

11. Large Scale Forest Fires in Alaska: Detection and Prevention
Hiroshi Hayasaka, Hokkaido University, Japan) (pp. 297-314)

12. On Mathematical Foundations of Elliptical Forest Fire Spread Model
(J. Glasa, L. Halada, Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia) (pp. 315-333)

Index

   Series:
      Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 7 x 10, 350 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-716-3
   Status: AV
  
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