Forest Fires Simulation

fire11_500pixA collaborative study involving multiple disciplines across the University of Central Florida and sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Forest Fire Simulation was designed to test whether virtual reality simulations could be used as an effective means to determine policy revolving around wildfire prevention, preparedness and response.

The study is detailed by Science Nation in the YouTube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fw9DVqMefU

Publication Information:

Fiore, Stephen M., Glenn W. Harrison, Charles E. Hughes, and E. Elisabet Rutstrom, “Virtual Experiments and Environmental Policy,” Journal of Environmental and Economic Management, 57(1), January 2009, 65-86.