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Main Title Development and structure of Prometheus : the Canadian Wildland Fire Growth Simulation Model /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Tymstra, Cordy,
Publisher Northern Forestry Centre,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 499432152
ISBN 9781100146171; 1100146172
Subjects Wildfires--Canada--Computer simulation. ; Wildfire forecasting--Canada--Computer programs.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / Library and Archives Canada http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/nrcan-rncan/cfs-scf/nor-x/dev_structure_prometheus/31775.pdf
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  SD421.36.D47 2010 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/01/2014
Collation xii, 88 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 61-65).
Contents Notes "Accurate, high-resolution fire behavior prediction is a critical component of fire management decision-making before and during fires. Prometheus is a deterministic fire growth simulation model that was developed to help fire managers to understand the probable consequences of their decisions. It uses spatial input data on topography (slope, aspect, and elevation), fuel types, and weather to simulate fire growth by applying Huygens principle of wave propagation to the rate-of-spread predictions from the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction System of the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System. This approach produces detailed fire perimeters at user-specified display time step intervals. Each active vertex along the perimeter has corresponding fire behavior output. Exported fire perimeters are compatible with geographic information systems. Additionally, three interpolation techniques are available to produce optional raster fire behavior outputs. This report documents the structure of the Prometheus model and an assessment of its performance. The report includes a general discussion of approaches to the modeling of fire growth simulation and explains the vector propagation technique used in Prometheus. The limitations and assumptions of applying the model, as well as the most appropriate directions for future research, are also discussed."
Place Published Edmonton
Access Notes Available also on the Internet.
Corporate Au Added Ent Northern Forestry Centre (Canada)
Title Ser Add Ent Information report (Northern Forestry Centre (Canada)) ; NOR-X-417.
Alternate Title Canadian Wildland Fire Growth Simulation Model
PUB Date Free Form 2010
Series Title Untraced Information report ; NOR-X-417
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20141125123459
Language eng
SUDOCS Number Fo134-10/2010E
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 01727cam 2200481 a 45020