Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 3153–3166, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-3153-2018
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 3153–3166, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-3153-2018

Research article 23 Nov 2018

Research article | 23 Nov 2018

Impact of wildfires on Canada's oil sands facilities

Nima Khakzad

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The growing oil sands operations in Canada's wildlands on the one hand and an anticipated increase in the frequency of wildfires, due to global warming, on the other hand can jeopardize the safety and integrity of oil sands facilities. The present study aims to develop a methodology, based on the Canadian Wildland Fire Information System and quantitative risk assessment techniques, for assessing the impact of wildfires on wildland–industrial interfaces with an emphasis on oil sands facilities.
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