Universal statistics of fire sizes for different targeting schemes in a forest fire model

  • John Adrian Yglopaz Asuncion National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Rene Cabahug Batac National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Abstract

We implement a forest-fire model with temporally periodic, spatially random, and impulsive burning. Even upon varying the dimensions of the grid and introducing external intervention via burning rules biased towards the largest or smallest tree clusters, we recovered stable decaying power-law distributions of fire sizes with scaling exponents near unity. The broad range of parameters where the stable scaling exponents are observed appears to indicate self-organization in the grid, which allows it to be more suited for modeling spatially-extended systems with self-organized (critical) mechanisms.

Published
2018-05-20
How to Cite
[1]
J. A. Asuncion and R. Batac. Universal statistics of fire sizes for different targeting schemes in a forest fire model, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 36, SPP-2018-PB-06 (2018). URL: https://paperview.spp-online.org/proceedings/article/view/SPP-2018-PB-06.
Section
Poster Session B (Complex Systems, Simulations, and Theoretical Physics)