Wildfire Simulation and Modelling
Wildfires occur on every continent except Antarctica and can cause significant damage to property and human life. The ability to rapidly predict wildfire behaviour is therefore an essential component of both planned and unplanned fire management. Our wildfire simulation research aims to balance the requirements and constraints of predictive accuracy, rapid execution and availability of data.
We are involved in a number of research projects
- Aurora, a national wildfire prediction, detection, simulation and early warning system
- Australis, an interactive wildfire simulator
- Simulation technology for modelling extreme bushfire behaviour
- Mellor D, Murphy M, Kelso J, Milne GJ 2015. Techniques for evaluating wildfire simulators via the simulation of historical fires using the Australis simulator International Journal of Wildland Fire.
- Milne GJ, Kelso J, Murphy ME, Mellor D, 2014. Evaluating wildfire simulators using historical fire data. In Advances in Forest Fire Research, Coimbra University Press, Portugal. Proceedings of the 7th international conference on forest fire research, Coimbra, Portugal 2014.
- Florec V, Pannell D, Burton M, Kelso J, Mellor D, Milne GJ 2013 Economic analysis of prescribed burning for wildfire management in Western Australian. In A González-Cabán (Ed.) (2013) 'Proceedings of the fourth international symposium on fire economics, planning, and policy: climate change and wildfires', Mexico City, Mexico, 5-10 November 2012. (Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: Albany, CA, U.S)
- Florec V, Pannell D, Burton M, Kelso J, Mellor D, MilneGJ 2013 Economic analysis of bushfire management programs: a Western Australian perspective. In R.P. Thornton, L.J. Wright (Eds) (2013) 'Proceedings of Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2012 Conference Research Forum', Perth, WA, Australia, 28 August 2012. (Bushfire CRC: East Melbourne, VIC, Australia)
- Milne GJ, Kelso J, Mellor D, Adams M, van Burgel G, Smith R 2014. Simulation used to generate alerts within a wildire early warning system. Proceedings of the 6th international conference on forest fire research, Coimbra, Portugal 2010.
- Johnston P, Kelso J, Milne GJ 2008 Efficient simulation of wildfire spread on an irregular grid. International Journal of Wildland Fire 17, 614-627.
- Johnston P, Milne GJ, Kelso JK, 2006 A heat transfer simulation model for wildfire spread, Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 234, Supplement, 15 November 2006, Page S78, ISSN 0378-1127, 10.1016/j.foreco.2006.08.114.Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Forest Fire Research, Coimbra, Portugal 2006
- Dunn A, Milne GJ, 2004 Modelling Wildfire Dynamics via Interacting Automata. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cellular Automata for Research and Industry (ACRI 2004), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 25-28, 2004. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3305, Editors: Peter M. A. Sloot, Bastien Chopard, and Alfons G. Hoekstra, pp. 395 - 404, Springer, Volume 3305/2004, 395-404, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-30479-1_41.
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