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A Study on Wind Distribution of Mountain Area by Spot Measurements and Simulations
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  • Journal title : Fire Science and Engineering
  • Volume 28, Issue 6,  2014, pp.13-21
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Fire Science and Engineering
  • DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2014.28.6.013
 Title & Authors
A Study on Wind Distribution of Mountain Area by Spot Measurements and Simulations
Kimg, Eung-Sik; Lee, Byung-Doo; Cho, Min-Tae; Kim, Jang-Whan;
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Forest fire has a number of variables and since the effects of wind fields are bigger than any other variables, it is essential to know wind direction and velocity for the forest fire extinguishing techniques and the prediction of fire spread. With regards to the local area that has a high chance of forest fire, the data from meteorological observatory in the area is used for the estimation of wind velocity. It is relatively easy to obtain automatic weather station (AWS) data which are available for the whole nation. There is a chance that the data from the weather station may be different with the actual data at the mountain areas. In this study simply shaped hills (Sae-byeol hill of Jeju Island and port Ma-geum in An-myeon Island in the sea side) were selected as the experimental locations to minimize the distortion of the wind field by the adjacent geographic features. Spot measurements and analysis of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for the given geographic features were conducted to examine and compare their consistency. As a conclusion It is possible to predict wind patterns in these simple locations.
Forest fire;Wind direction and velocity;Wind fields;AWS;CFD;
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