Skip to main content

Bias in the Contagion Analog to Fire Spread

Buy Article:

$29.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)


The bias involved in a point-process analog (Dijkstra algorithm) to a continuous fire is shown to be related to the number of points involved in the definition of adjacency and the degree of directionality of the rates of spread. If the point-process starts with a fire perimeter rather than a point-origin, the bias is markedly reduced. Forest Sci. 22:61-68.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Programmer, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley

Publication date: March 1, 1976

More about this publication?
  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

    Also published by SAF:
    Journal of Forestry
    Other SAF Publications
  • Submit a Paper
  • Membership Information
  • Author Guidelines
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Partial Open Access Content
Partial Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more