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Author Bernard, Porterie ♦ Ahmed, Kaiss ♦ Pierre, Clerc Jean ♦ Nouredine, Zekri ♦ Zekri, Lotfi
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2008-05-21
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Physics - Physics and Society ♦ physics:physics
Abstract In this paper we use a variant of the Watts-Strogatz small-world model to predict wildfire behavior near the critical propagation/nonpropagation threshold. We find that forest fire patterns are fractal and that critical exponents are universal, which suggests that the propagation/nonpropagation transition is a second-order transition. Universality tells us that the characteristic critical behaviour of propagation in real (amorphous) forest landscapes can be extracted from the simplest network model.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 3


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