Relevant fire analysis resources

This section compiles resources of interest for fire analysis. AFAN has been selecting a number of relevant documents from different languages and translating them to English. This is an initiative to make regional knowledge accessible to a wider audience.

Example of analysis of the main variables that affect the behaviour of the fire (meteorological conditions, topography, vegetation structure…), the use of simulation software, as well as the explanation of the objectives and the extinguishing manoeuvrescarried outduring the wildfire.

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Through a case study in the Mediterranean basin (in Sardinia, Italy), it describes the methodology of the Haines Index, which measures the potential of the atmosphere to contribute to the development of large forest fires. 

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The conditions of the area before and during the fire, the behaviour of the fire, both observed and through simulation tools, are analysed, and the work carried out and the action proposals of the intervention teams are described. 

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This study case describes a methodology to identify in advance the opportunities thatfire suppression may have in the face of large forest fires (LFFs) in a specific massif,locating the critical points where it is necessary to create or maintain infrastructuresthat limit the impact of LFFs, and describes how it has been integrated into landmanagement.

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Itdescribes the evolution of a large forest fire, as well as the different factors thatinfluenced the behaviour of the fire and determined its rate of spread. This fire burnedfor 46 days and generated significant convective plumes and ground fires. 

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