Emergence of spatio-temporal patterns in forest-fire sequences

Devis Tuia*, Rosa Lasaponara, Luciano Telesca, Mikhail Kanevski

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Temporal variation of spatial clustering in fire data recorded from 1997 to 2003 in Tuscany region, central Italy, has been investigated using the Voronoï polygon area, the Morishita index and the fractal dimension. Our findings reveal that the spatial clustering of fire events changes with time, showing an enhancement of the clustering degree before the largest events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3271-3280
Number of pages10
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Forest fires
  • Fractal dimension
  • Morisita index
  • Space-time analysis
  • Spatial clustering
  • Voronoï tessellation

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