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Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires

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  • Explores both wildfires and those that spread to communities

  • Features expert knowledge from throughout the world

  • Serves as an essential resource for newcomers as well as researchers, students, developers and professionals

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (574 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. A

    1. Active Perimeter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Activity Fuels

      • Roger D. Ottmar
      Pages 1-5
    3. Aerial Fuels

      Pages 5-5
    4. Airborne-Based Fire Detection

      • Azarm Nowzad
      Pages 10-16
    5. Airtankers

      • Ann Suter
      Pages 16-16
    6. Airway

      Pages 16-16
    7. Anabatic Wind

      Pages 16-16
    8. Ancillary Structures

      Pages 16-16
    9. Arrival Center

      Pages 16-16
    10. Aspect

      • Marie-Pierre Rogeau
      Pages 16-19
    11. Atmospheric Moisture

      Pages 19-19
    12. Atmospheric Turbulence

      • Warren E. Heilman, Craig B. Clements, Shiyuan Zhong, Kenneth L. Clark, Xindi Bian
      Pages 19-35
    13. Automatic Surveillance Methods

      • Darko Stipaničev
      Pages 35-43

About this book

This reference work encompasses the current, accepted state of the art in the science of wildfires and wildfires that spread to communities, known as wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires. 171 author contributions include accepted knowledge on these topics from throughout the world, all written by the leading researchers, experts, practitioners, and academics. 

This encyclopedia is an invaluable reference for newcomers to the field, as well as researchers, students, developers, and professionals who are interested in exploring this dynamic area.

General Sections include:

Combustion

Coordination System Locations

Fire Whirls

Firebrands and Embers

Incident Management Team (IMT) Support Locations

Incident Response Support Locations

On-the-Incident Locations

Soot and Effects on Wildland/WUI Fire Behavior

Weathering Effects on Fire Retardant Wood Treatments

Wildland Firefighting Locations

Wildland Fuel Treatments

 

Keywords

  • Wildfire
  • Wildland fire
  • Wildland-Urban interface fires
  • Fire safety science
  • Fire behavior
  • Firebrands
  • Firefighting tactics
  • WUI fire exposures
  • Wildland fire exposures
  • Remote sensing
  • Forestry Management

Editors and Affiliations

  • Fire Research Division, Engineering Laboratory (EL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, USA

    Samuel L. Manzello

About the editor

Samuel L. Manzello joined the Fire Research Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is part of the United States Department of Commerce, in January 2001. Dr. Manzello’s research interests have been intentionally broad, and may be best described as bringing fundamental combustion knowledge to practical problems. His research in droplet-surface interaction was featured in the journal Nature. In addition to microgravity combustion, and droplet-surface interaction, he has led investigations on soot formation in a well-stirred reactor/plug flow reactor, the physics of fire-structure interaction, and most recently Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires.  The renown NIST Firebrand Generator or “Dragon” has enabled the investigation of vulnerabilities of structures to wind-driven firebrand showers for the first time. Dr. Manzello has received many awards including a NASA Graduate Student Researcher Fellowship (NASA-GSRP), a National Research Council (NRC) Post-Doctoral Fellowship, a fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), a NIST Individual Bronze Medal, NIST Engineering Laboratory (EL) Awards for best paper and Outstanding Communicator, the 2015 Harry C. Biggelstone Award, the 2016 Tibor Z. Harmathy Award from Springer Nature, the 2016 Best Journal Paper Award from the Combustion Society of Japan, and the 2017 Samuel Wesley Stratton Award from NIST. He delivered invited plenary lectures at the 11th International Association for Fire Safety Science Symposium in 2014, recognized as the most prestigious conference for fire safety science research in the world, the 9th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology Symposium in 2012, and the 2010 10th International Conference on Combustion and Energy Utilization. He has served as an invited Guest Editor for Fire Technology and Fire Safety Journal, is currently Associate Editor of Fire Technology, and on the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Fire and Materials and Fire Safety Journal. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois-Chicago.


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Buying options

eBook
USD 799.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-52090-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 999.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)