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Title: Preventing disaster: Home ignitability in the wildland-urban interface

Author: Cohen, Jack D.

Date: 2000

Source: Journal of Forestry 98(3): 15-21.

Publication Series: Not categorized

Description: Wildland-urban interface (W-UI) fires are a significant concern for federal, state, and local land management and fire agencies. Research using modeling, experiments, and W-UI case studies indicates that home ignitability during wildland fires depends on the characteristics of the home and its immediate surroundings. These findings have implications for hazard assessment and risk mapping, effective mitigations, and identification of appropriate responsibility for reducing the potential far home loss caused by W-UI.

Keywords: wildland fire, home ignitability, wildland-urban interface, hazard assessment, risk mapping

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Cohen, Jack D. 2000. Preventing disaster: Home ignitability in the wildland-urban interface. Journal of Forestry 98(3): 15-21.

 


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