5thInternational Scientific Conference

“WildlandFires: Initiation, Spread, Suppression and Ecological Consequences”

30June – 5 July 2003, Krasnoyarsk Region, Russian Federation

The5th in the traditional series of international conference is devotedto the 125th anniversary of Tomsk State University – the firstUniversity in Siberia

Venue:The conference will take place on board of a ship on the largest river ofRussia – the Yenisei. The route of a ship sailing: Krasnoyarsk – Yeniseisk– Krasnoyarsk.

Date:30 June – 5 July 2003.


  • Tomsk State University (Center of Education andResearch on Reactive Media Mechanics and Ecology) (Tomsk);

  • Siberian Branch of All-Russian Institute of FirePrevention Defense, Ministry of Home Affairs, Russian Federation (Krasnoyarsk);

  • Siberian Branch of the Council on Combustion andExplosion of the Russian Academy of Science (RAS) (Novosibirsk);

  • Regional Public Organization «Tomsk Society ofMechanical Scientists and Thermo Physicists» (Tomsk).


Discussionof the results of investigating a problem of natural (forest, steppe and peat)fires in the 20th century and new methods of fighting them.Consideration of natural (forest, steppe and peat) fires, natural andtechnogenic catastrophes in their mutual relationship, their prediction andevaluation of ecological consequences.
At the conference problems on applications of methods of combustion andexplosion physics, probability theory and multiphase reactive media mechanics tothe problems of forest fires and technogenic catastrophescaused by these fires will be discussed; for example, peat fires on theterritory of Moscow region in 2002.
It is assumed to discuss determinate-probability models for predicting forestfire initiation, setting up and solving new conjugate problems of reactive mediamechanics, which allow to perform mathematical modeling of forest fire effect onsome dangerous objects. General mathematical model of forest, steppe and peatfires, database for this model and its applications to calculating ecologicalconsequences of these fires will be considered. It is intended to discussboundary conditions of forest, steppe, peat fire initiation and spread, theireffect on towns, villages and various industrial objects. New methods offighting wildlife fires, methods of warning these fires and probabilities ofaerospace monitoring for their detection and identification.
It is planned to demonstrate computer programmes on problems under discussionand to make experiments on suppressing forest fires by means of relatively smallenergetic effects on fire front.

Scientific Programme:

  • General mathematical model of wildlife (forest, steppeand peat) fires.

  • Physical experiments and results of the surface, crownand mass forest fire spread including peat fires.

  • Data baseand particular mathematical models.

  • Predicting of fire danger in the forests using generalmathematical model and aerospace monitoring of the forests. Mathematical andphysical modeling of the forest, peat and steppe fires and predicting safety offorest industrial enterprises.

  • Boundary conditions of the forest, steppe and peat firespread. New methods, strategy, tactics and technical means of fighting them.

  • Legal foundations of fighting forest fires. Preventivemeasures for forest, steppe and peat fires.

  • Ecological consequences of wildlife fires includingrepeated contamination of the territory by radio nuclides caused byfires in radioactive phytocenoses.


Abstractand registration form: 25 April 2003

ContactAddress of the Organizing Committee:

Anatoly Mikhailovich Grishin
Tomsk State University, Department of Physical and Computer Mechanics
Av. Lenin 36
Russia, 634050

Tel:      +7-83822-426169
Fax:     +7-83822-426195


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