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Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Anthony Graziani; Karina Meerpoel-Pietri; Virginie Tihay-Felicelli; Paul-Antoine Santoni; Frederic Morandini
Publication Date: 2022

With global warming and rising occurrence of drought conditions, the risk of fire spreading at Wildland-Urban Interfaces (WUI) increases every year. In particular, during summer, the surrounding vegetation can reach extremely dry conditions. Under such critical atmospheric conditions, ornamental vegetation such as hedges or trees have been identified as a significant vector of fire propagation to homes [1,2,3]. Depending on vegetation’s spatial distribution and wind conditions, flames can ignite non-structural elements, which can result in total house fire.

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Citation: Graziani, Anthony; Meerpoel-Pietri, Karina; Tihay-Felicelli, Virginie; Santoni, Paul-Antoine; Morandini, Frédéric. 2022. Effect of incoming wind on combustion of ornamental vegetation at the wildland-urban interface. Environmental Sciences Proceedings 17(1):116.

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  • field scale
  • fire spread
  • flame dynamics
  • France
  • home protection
  • wind
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