July 1, 2021 4:02 pm
ABWiSE v1.0: Toward and Agent-Based Approach to Simulating Wildfire Spread
Jeffrey Katan and Liliana Perez
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https//doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-179,2021
Preprint under review for NHESS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
Wildfires are an integral part of ecosystems the world over, but also pose a serious risk to human life and property. To further our understanding of wildfires and allow experimentation without recourse to live fires, this study presents an agent-based modelling approach to combine the complexity found in physical models with the ease of computation of empirical models. Model calibration and validation shows bottom-up simulation encompasses the core elements of complexity of fire across scales.