A Second-order Impact Model for Forest Fire Regimes

Maggi, S. & Rinaldi, S. (2006). A Second-order Impact Model for Forest Fire Regimes. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-06-066

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We present a very simple "impact" model for the description of forest fires and show that it can mimic the known characteristics of wild fire regimes in savannas, boreal forests, and Mediterranean forests. Moreover, the distribution of burned biomasses in model generated fires resemble those of burned areas in numerous large forests around the world. The model has also the merits of being the first second-order model for forest fires and the first example of the use of impact models in the study of ecosystems.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Interim Report)
Research Programs: Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:38
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:19
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/8033

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