Forest Fire Control Decision Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty
Author: Davis, James B.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 66, Number 8, 1 August 1968 , pp. 626-631(6)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Game theory and decision theory could help a fireboss evaluate strategies to use in forest fire control. This paper describes several types of matrix games, subjective utility, and various criteria for strategy selection. It shows, in scenario forms, how decision theory might be used in a fire-fighting problem.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., Riverside, Calif.
Publication date: August 1, 1968
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