Modeling wildland fire susceptibility using fuzzy systems


Ercanoglu M. , WEBER K. T. , LANGILLE J., NEVES R.

GISCIENCE & REMOTE SENSING, cilt.43, sa.3, ss.268-282, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2747/1548-1603.43.3.268
  • Dergi Adı: GISCIENCE & REMOTE SENSING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.268-282

Özet

Due to fire suppression efforts, many areas have developed conditions whereby fire susceptibility is high. To help identify those areas and improve fire management, two fire susceptibility models were developed for a study area in southeastern Idaho. Both models used the same intrinsic parameters (topography, fuel characteristics, etc). The difference between the models is the first used expert knowledge to weight input parameters, whereas the second relied upon fuzzy systems to derive the weighting. Comparing the resulting output models indicates that the first more accurately capture fire susceptibility. This lends credibility to the use of expert knowledge in geo-spatial modeling.