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Wildfire risk analysis

Extremes and Environmental Risk

  1. Francisco C. Rego1,
  2. Maria Da Conceição A. Colaço2

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vnn023

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

How to Cite

Rego, F. C. and Colaço, M. D. C. A. 2013. Wildfire risk analysis. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Agronomy, Lisbon, Portugal

  2. 2

    Centre of Applied Ecology Baeta Neves, CEABN/ISA, Lisbon, Portugal

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

Abstract

Wildfires are natural hazards that have both biological components (vegetation as fuel) and meteorological components (air temperature and humidity, wind). It can be defined as “any unplanned and uncontrolled vegetation fire which, regardless of the ignition source, may require suppression response or other actions according to agency policy.”

Keywords:

  • wildfire risk;
  • natural hazard;
  • smoke;
  • flames;
  • embers;
  • forest;
  • vulnerability;
  • resilience;
  • resistance