publication . Research . Preprint . 2012

Estimation of Forest Fire-fighting Budgets Using Climate Indexes

Xu, Z.; Kooten, van, G.C.;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2012
  • Publisher: University of Victoria, REPA
Abstract
Given the complexity and relative short length of current predicting system for fire behavior, it is inappropriate to be referred for planning fire-fighting budgets of BC government due to the severe uncertainty of fire behavior across fire seasons. Therefore, a simple weather derived index for predicting fire frequency and burned area is developed in this paper to investigate the potential feasibility to predict fire behavior and fire-fighting expenses for the upcoming fire season using climate indexes. Linear regression models with spatial dummy variables are employed to estimate necessary coefficients that describe relationships across climate events, regiona...
Subjects
free text keywords: Leerstoelgroep Agrarische economie en plattelandsbeleid, Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy, Agrarische Economie en Plattelandsbeleid, Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group, WASS, Fire-fighting Expense, Monte Carlo Simulation, Climate Index, jel:Q23, jel:Q28, jel:Q54
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publication . Research . Preprint . 2012

Estimation of Forest Fire-fighting Budgets Using Climate Indexes

Xu, Z.; Kooten, van, G.C.;