WILDFIRE RISK ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT
The course will provide the knowledge needed to understand the processes related with fire occurrence in the agro-forest environment. An overview of the problem of wildfires at global level will be introduced focusing on the several aspects involved in this kind of risk, including climate change. Firstly, the main aspects related with wildfire hazard will be analyzed. Techniques for assessing wildfire danger maps will be approached. In addition, the effects of meteorological variability will be described in order to predict local extremes in wildfire danger conditions. Tools and methodologies for the prediction of wildfire danger will be used and described. Finally, exposed elements and vulnerability will be introduced in order to evaluate risk and emergency scenarios through the application of simulation tools. The students will be able to make use of the knowledge acquired during the classes in order to provide support to decision makers both in prevention phase and suppression.
ANGELA CELESTE TARAMASSO (President)
PAOLO FIORUCCI (President Substitute)
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