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Simulation of the 2009 Harmanli Fire (Bulgaria)

  • Georgi Jordanov
  • Jonathan D. Beezley
  • Nina Dobrinkova
  • Adam K. Kochanski
  • Jan Mandel
  • Bedřich Sousedík
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7116)

Abstract

We use a coupled atmosphere-fire model to simulate a fire that occurred on August 14–17, 2009, in the Harmanli region, Bulgaria. Data was obtained from GIS and satellites imagery, and from standard atmospheric data sources. Fuel data was classified in the 13 Anderson categories. For correct fire behavior, the spatial resolution of the models needed to be fine enough to resolve the essential micrometeorological effects. The simulation results are compared to available incident data. The code runs faster than real time on a cluster. The model is available from openwfm.org and it extends WRF-Fire from WRF 3.3 release.

Keywords

Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Burned Area Outer Domain Fuel Level Parallel Scaling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgi Jordanov
    • 1
  • Jonathan D. Beezley
    • 2
  • Nina Dobrinkova
    • 3
  • Adam K. Kochanski
    • 4
  • Jan Mandel
    • 2
  • Bedřich Sousedík
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of GeophysicsBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical and Statistical SciencesUniversity of Colorado DenverDenverUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Information and Communication TechnologiesBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  4. 4.Department of MeteorologyUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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