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A decision support system for firerebase location in a nature conservation area

dc.contributor.authorReed, R.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorVan Vuuren, J. H.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-21T10:23:40Z
dc.date.available2019-02-21T10:23:40Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-19
dc.identifier.citationReed, R. & Van Vuuren, J. H. 2017. A decision support system for firerebase location in a nature conservation area. ORiON, 33(2):57-84, doi:10.5784/33-2-562
dc.identifier.issn2224-0004 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0259-191X (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.5784/33-2-562
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105452
dc.descriptionCITATION: Reed, R. & Van Vuuren, J. H. 2017. A decision support system for firerebase location in a nature conservation area. ORiON, 33(2):57-84, doi:10.5784/33-2-562.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://orion.journals.ac.za
dc.description.abstractENGLISH ABSTRACT: It is important that rebases are available on standby at strategic locations in a nature conservation area from where wild re ignition points can be reached rapidly and such res brought under control before they spread. Two facility location models are proposed in this paper which may form the basis for decision support when deciding on the locations of such rebases in a nature conservation area. Both of these models are multi-objective in nature. They are able to produce solutions that embody trade-o decisions between minimising the cost of locating rebases and maximising the coverage of key areas in a conservation area. These trade-o s may be based on a variety of coverage importance criteria, such as aiming to cover terrain portions exhibiting a steep ground slope, terrain portions that experience a high annual mean wind speed, or terrain portions in which many wild res have ignited in the past. The coverage criteria are typically case-speci c and may therefore be speci ed by the decision maker. Both models, as well as their approximate solution methodology, are implemented in the form of a computerised decision support system in order to render them accessible to non-mathematically inclined decision makers. The decision support system is validated by applying it to a special case study involving Table Mountain National Park, a nature conservation area in the Western Cape, South Africa.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://orion.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/562
dc.format.extent28 pages : illustrations, mapsen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherOperations Research Society of South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectWildfires -- Prevention and controlen_ZA
dc.subjectNature conservation areaen_ZA
dc.subjectFirebase locationen_ZA
dc.titleA decision support system for firerebase location in a nature conservation areaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderAuthors retain copyrighten_ZA


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