A proposed system for real-time modeling of wildfires is described. The system involves numerical weather and fire prediction, automated data acquisition from Internet sources, and input from aerial photographs and sensors. The system will be controlled by a non-Gaussian ensemble filter capable of assimilating out-of-order data. The computational model will run on remote supercomputers, with visualization on PDAs in the field connected to the Internet via a satellite.

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"A Note on dynamic data driven wildfire modeling," Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS '04). Held in Krakow, Poland: 6-9 June 2004. This research has been supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grants ACI-0325314, ACI-0324989, ACI-0324988, ACI-0324876, and ACI-0324910.ISSN:978-3540-2211-66 Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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Book Chapter

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Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)


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