Mapping the 2003 Southern California Wildfire Evacuations

Tom J. Cova, Tae H. Kim, University of Utah

This flash-based animation shows the spread of the Old and Grand Prix Fires in California, and how the spread of the fire forced authorities to evacuate communities near the flames. It's possible to see which communities were evacuated over the course of the fire, and, further, to gauge how the fire's motion and anticipated movements influenced decisions to evacuate towns. A similar animation is available for California's Cedar and Paradise Fires of the same year.

This description of a site outside SERC has not been vetted by SERC staff and may be incomplete or incorrect. If you have information we can use to flesh out or correct this record let us know.

This resource is referenced here:Keywords: wildfire, forest fire, evacuation, map, animation, visualization