Why WUI Maps Need to Take Into Account Wind Effects

Why WUI Maps Need to Take Into Account Wind Effects

Why WUI Maps Need to Take Into Account Wind Effects

04/08/20

“Why do wildfire maps need to take into account the effects of wind?”

 

Wildland-urban interface maps are pivotal for community planners, emergency managers, and policymakers to understand their community’s vulnerability to wildfire. However, seldom do these take into account wind, which holds the potential to spread fires beyond the natural wildland-urban interface. This can be a critical factor and needs to be taken into account. This is Why WUI Maps Need to Take Into Account Wind Effects.

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