A Probability Model for Occurrences of Large Forest Fires

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Yixun Shi 1,*

1. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, USA

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijem.2012.01.01

Received: 9 Nov. 2011 / Revised: 14 Dec. 2011 / Accepted: 17 Jan. 2012 / Published: 29 Feb. 2012

Index Terms

Large forest fires, probability model, numerical procedure, numerical simulation, parameter estimation


Forest fires occur at various spots and various times all around the world. One of major efforts in forest fire management is to estimate the probability of occurrence of fires so that people would be better prepared to control those fires. In this paper, we establish a probability model and a numerical procedure for estimating probability of occurrences of large forest fires. A simulated numerical experiment is also presented to illustrate the application of the probability model and the numerical procedure.

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Yixun Shi,"A Probability Model for Occurrences of Large Forest Fires", IJEM, vol.2, no.1, pp.1-7, 2012. DOI: 10.5815/ijem.2012.01.01 


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