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  • 标题:How risk management can prevent future wildfire disasters in the wildland-urban interface
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  • 作者:David E. Calkin ; Jack D. Cohen ; Mark A. Finney
  • 期刊名称:Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 印刷版ISSN:0027-8424
  • 电子版ISSN:1091-6490
  • 出版年度:2014
  • 卷号:111
  • 期号:2
  • 页码:746-751
  • DOI:10.1073/pnas.1315088111
  • 语种:English
  • 出版社:The National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 摘要:Recent fire seasons in the western United States are some of the most damaging and costly on record. Wildfires in the wildland-urban interface on the Colorado Front Range, resulting in thousands of homes burned and civilian fatalities, although devastating, are not without historical reference. These fires are consistent with the characteristics of large, damaging, interface fires that threaten communities across much of the western United States. Wildfires are inevitable, but the destruction of homes, ecosystems, and lives is not. We propose the principles of risk analysis to provide land management agencies, first responders, and affected communities who face the inevitability of wildfires the ability to reduce the potential for loss. Overcoming perceptions of wildland-urban interface fire disasters as a wildfire control problem rather than a home ignition problem, determined by home ignition conditions, will reduce home loss.
  • 关键词:risk assessment ; fuel treatment ; home ignition zone
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