Fire is a library to model fuels in the context of wildland fire modeling from individual tree or large plants (Plant) and plant collections, such as understorey (LayerSet). This library was written in 2013-2014 by François Pimont (INRA Avignon) and François de Coligny (Capsis). It is the core of FuelManager and STANDFIRE.
The settings of Fire are defined in the speciesFile, that contains the parameters and equations required to parametrize a new or existing species. Other input data are provided by the module that use the library (Fuel Manager or Standfire). In the FuelManager, the speciesFile is located in data/fireparadox/speciesFile. In STANDFIRE, the location of the speciesFile is specified in the scriptParam file.
Specific interventions are implemented in the fire library or rely on its objects.
These interventions can be applied to the whole scene or to a group of trees or plot cells.