Forest fires: fire behavior
Understandding the manner in which a fire reacts to the variables of fuel, weather, and topography, including variables as rate of spread and intensity, can help both in fighting the already ignited fires and in .
Policy makers and management agencies require information on wildfire probability, behaviour and spatio-temporal trends to manage fire-prone landscapes and to evaluate the efficacy of plans. This includes:
- A better understanding of the driving factors influencing fire spread and behaviour (climate and local weather conditions, land-use and land cover, land management policies) and of the physical mechanisms leading to extreme fire behaviour
- Reliable and harmonised Fuel Classification Maps (FCMs)
Rationale & related CM function(s)
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