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Title: Fire Star: a decision support system for fuel management and fire hazard reduction in mediterranean wildland-urban interfaces
Subject: [FAO/GFMC Wildland Fire Management Terminology, fuel][FAO/GFMC Wildland Fire Management Terminology, fuel management][FAO/GFMC Wildland Fire Management Terminology, fire hazard][FAO/GFMC Wildland Fire Management Terminology, hazard reduction][FAO/GFMC Wildland Fire Management Terminology, wildland/urban interface][FAO/GFMC Wildland Fire Management Terminology, fire risk][FAO/GFMC Wildland Fire Management Terminology, fire behaviour][FAO/GFMC Wildland Fire Management Terminology, fuel reduction][FAO/GFMC Wildland Fire Management Terminology, fire effects][FAO/GFMC Wildland Fire Management Terminology, fuel appraisal][FAO/GFMC Wildland Fire Management Terminology, fuel model][ISO Topic Categories, environment]
Description: Fire star is a decision support system for fuel management and fire hazard reduction in Mediterranean wildland-urban interfaces. It allows foresters, fire-fighters and engineering offices to assess the fire risk for exposed targets (people and houses) on these interfaces, and to test the preventive efficiency of the wildland fuel reduction. The predictions of advanced models of wildland fire behaviour and effects are the bases of the content of the Fire Star system. The researchers also pursued the following scientific objectives: to improve the methods of wildland fuel description and to develop Mediterranean fuel models, to enhance the predictive ability of the wildland fire behaviour model, and to improve the knowledge of wildland fire effects on the exposed targets. The project ran from 2002 to 2005.
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