Experimental Design of a Prescribed Burn Instrumentation
AbstractObservational data collected during experiments, such as the planned Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE), are critical for evaluating and transitioning coupled fire-atmosphere models like WRF-SFIRE and WRF-SFIRE-CHEM into operational use. Historical meteorological data, representing typical weather conditions for the anticipated burn locations and times, have been processed to initialize and run a set of simulations representing the planned experimental burns. Based on an analysis of these numerical simulations, this paper provides recommendations on the experimental setup such as size and duration of the burns, and optimal sensor placement. New techniques are developed to initialize coupled fire-atmosphere simulations with weather conditions typical of the planned burn locations and times. The variation and sensitivity analysis of the simulation design to model parameters performed by repeated Latin Hypercube Sampling is used to assess the locations of the sensors. The simulations provide the locations for the measurements that maximize the expected variation of the sensor outputs with varying the model parameters. View Full-Text
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Kochanski, A.K.; Fournier, A.; Mandel, J. Experimental Design of a Prescribed Burn Instrumentation. Atmosphere 2018, 9, 296.
Kochanski AK, Fournier A, Mandel J. Experimental Design of a Prescribed Burn Instrumentation. Atmosphere. 2018; 9(8):296.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kochanski, Adam K.; Fournier, Aimé; Mandel, Jan. 2018. "Experimental Design of a Prescribed Burn Instrumentation." Atmosphere 9, no. 8: 296.
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