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Fire Simulation with Dry Eucalyptus and Flat Terrain
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Abstract: The early results shown here help to understand the circulation dynamics of a
fire storm on a flat land surface.In the past, studies and numerical simulation
of forest fires have treated the fire-atmosphere as an uncoupled system. The
simulation we show here from 1997 is particulary interesting because a simple,
dry-eucalyptus fire model is fully coupled with an atmospheric model to conduct
the study. Both ground and canopy fuels are prescribed as are winds, which are
forced in a hyperbolic-tangent profile, with 3 m/s at surface and -3 m/s at top
of the domain which is 1 km.
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Dataset Originator/Creator: Terry Clark (scientist), Janice Coen (scientist), Don middleton (animator)
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Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 Km
Longitude Resolution: 1 Km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Temporal Resolution: 5 Seconds
Temporal Resolution Range: 1 second - < 1 minute
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Use Constraints Copyright 2002, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
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Community Data Portal, Visualization and Enabling Technologies Section, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Supplemental Info
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Email: cdp at
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National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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