Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3141–3160, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3141-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3141–3160, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3141-2021

Research article 19 Oct 2021

Research article | 19 Oct 2021

ABWiSE v1.0: toward an agent-based approach to simulating wildfire spread

Jeffrey Katan and Liliana Perez

Data sets

Case study information pertaining to the Dogrib sample dataset for Prometheus N. McLoughlin http://www.firegrowthmodel.ca/prometheus/software_e.php

Model code and software

JeffLEDGE/ABWiSE-Fire-spread-model: ABWiSE v1.0.0 J. Katan https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4976112

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Short summary
Wildfires are an integral part of ecosystems worldwide, but they also pose a serious risk to human life and property. To further our understanding of wildfires and allow experimentation without recourse to live fires, this study presents an agent-based modelling approach to combine the complexity possible with physical models with the ease of computation of empirical models. Model calibration and validation show bottom-up simulation tracks the core elements of complexity of fire across scales.
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