Forest Fire Modeling and the Effect of Fire-Weather in Landscape Fire Behavior for the Region of Attica, Greece

  • N. IliopoulosEmail author
  • K. Kalabokidis
  • G. Kallos
  • H. Feidas
  • A. Malounis
  • E. Mavromatidis
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Part of the Springer Atmospheric Sciences book series (SPRINGERATMO)


The knowledge of meteorological conditions is critical for the description of fire weather. In this paper, the mesoscale numerical meteorological model RAMS has been used to simulate the surface wind and temperature in two fire events in the region of Attica in Greece. The FARSITE (Fire Area Simulator) fire model, for the description of forest fire behavior, taking into consideration the influence of fuels, topography and weather conditions. The accuracy of the results was evaluated and confirmed that the use of suitable fuel models is very important for achieving reliable simulations for the devastating fires.


Forest Fire Burnt Area Fuel Model Fire Model Regional Atmospheric Modeling System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Iliopoulos
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • K. Kalabokidis
    • 1
  • G. Kallos
    • 3
  • H. Feidas
    • 4
  • A. Malounis
    • 2
  • E. Mavromatidis
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of the AegeanMytileneGreece
  2. 2.Coordinative Operational Centre of Fire Brigade ServicesAthensGreece
  3. 3.University of AthensAthensGreece
  4. 4.Department of GeologyAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  5. 5.Harokopion UniversityAthensGreece

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