Evolutionary-Statistical System: A parallel method for improving forest fire spread prediction

Authors
Bianchini, German; Caymes Scutari, Paola Guadalupe; Méndez, Miguel Ángel
Publication Year
2015
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Fighting fires is a very risky job, where loss of life is a real possibility. Proper training is essential. Several firemen academies offer courses and programs whose goal is to enhance the ability of fire and emergency services to deal more effectively with fire. Among the tools that can be found in the training process are fire simulators, which are used both for training and for the prediction of forest fires. In many cases, the used simulators are based on models that present a series of limitations related to the need for a large number of input parameters. Moreover, such parameters often have some degree of uncertainty due to the impossibility of measuring all of them in real time. Therefore, they have to be estimated from indirect measurements, which negatively impacts on the output of the model. In this paper we present a method which combines Statistical Analysis with Parallel Evolutionary Algorithms to improve the quality of the model output.
Fil: Bianchini, German. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Centro Regional Mendoza-San Juan; Argentina
Fil: Caymes Scutari, Paola Guadalupe. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Centro Regional Mendoza-San Juan; Argentina
Fil: Méndez, Miguel Ángel. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Centro Regional Mendoza-San Juan; Argentina
Subject
FOREST FIRE PREDICTION
HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
PARALLEL EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHM
PARALLEL PROCESSING
STATISTICAL SYSTEM
Ciencias de la Computación
Ciencias de la Computación e Información
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/59681