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Post-fire analysis of pre-fire mapping of fire-risk A recent case study from Mt Carmel Israel

Post-fire analysis of pre-fire mapping of fire-risk A recent case study from Mt Carmel Israel

Forest Ecology and Management 262(7): 0-1188

The recent devastating wildfire on Mt. Carmel provided a unique opportunity to evaluate a fire-risk map constructed for the region, published two years ago in this journal. This largest forest fire in the history of Israel, occurred during December 21, covering 218ha, burning more than half-million trees and causing the loss of life of 45 people. A study of fire risk in this area was conducted between 27 and 29 utilizing a combination of Monte Carlo simulation of spatial spread of fire ignition with fire behavior model (FARSITE). The fire risk map produced in 29 is assessed here with reference to. Highlights: Recent wildfire on Mt. Carmel provided an opportunity to evaluate a fire-risk map. Most of burnt areas corresponded significantly to high risk levels in the risk map. The three highest risk levels occupied 87% of the area, while the five lower risk levels were present in only 5.6% of the area.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2011.06.011

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