# CS382:Fire

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== Background Readings == | == Background Readings == | ||

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildfire_modeling WildFire Modeling (wikipedia)]<br /> | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildfire_modeling WildFire Modeling (wikipedia)]<br /> | ||

- | [http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1351542.1351766&coll=ACM&dl=ACM&CFID=22588796&CFTOKEN=35042401 Agent-based modeling and simulation of wildland fire suppression] | + | [http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1351542.1351766&coll=ACM&dl=ACM&CFID=22588796&CFTOKEN=35042401 Agent-based modeling and simulation of wildland fire suppression]<br /> |

+ | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellular_automata Cellular Automata (wikipedia)]<br /> | ||

+ | [http://www.wolframscience.com/reference/notes/876b History of Cellular Automata]<br /> | ||

== Lecture Notes == | == Lecture Notes == |

## Revision as of 00:56, 25 February 2009

## Contents |

# Forest Fires

This short unit about the spreading of forest fires is intended to teach some of the basics of using a simple pre-made model/simulation. While there are many benefits to using this model, the ability to physically verify the results proves to be difficult. It turns out that the rudimentary simulation of a wild fire spreading through a forest of varying densities can be implemented in a wide range of tools including NetLogo, AgentSheets, Vensim, Excel, and possibly others. Thus, this single model can teach the basics of simulation techniques like agent modeling, cellular automata, and systems dynamics without requiring students to relearn or rediscover what results to expect and allows them to focus on the methods and the techniques.

## Background Readings

WildFire Modeling (wikipedia)

Agent-based modeling and simulation of wildland fire suppression

Cellular Automata (wikipedia)

History of Cellular Automata

## Lecture Notes

**Lecture 1**

**Lecture 2**