A Comparative Study of Two Alternative Wildfire Models, With Applications to WSN Topology Control

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Executive Summary

In this paper two wildfire modelling methods are compared in terms of performance, scaling up flexibility and speed of model execution. The InteSys model is based on Cellular Automata (CA). Simple rules are applied to each cell, interacting with neighbouring cells. The cell based structure reflects the object oriented nature of the model, as each cell is a working copy of a cell class - a blueprint that enables easy expansion, taking into account undergrowth, tree spacing, moisture content, air temperature, solar radiation, wind velocity, terrain gradient, tree flammability, and other parameters.

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