Coal fire prediction
Coal fire crack Figure 1: Coal fire crack.
Source: Rueter, Horst
at the German language Wikipedia.
  Coal fire prediction

Coal fires are highly dangerous natural and anthropogenic hazards. Besides causing substantial environmental damage, they also destroy important coal resources and adversely impact the affected land. The prediction of areas that are prone to coal fires will contribute considerably to their mitigation and to the implementation of sound land management practices.


Geological Map of China

Figure 2: Geological Map of China

Vegetation zones

Figure 3: Vegetation zones of China

Coal fires in Xinjiang

Figure 4: Coal fires in Xinjiang

Map of coal fire probability of China

Figure 5: Map of coal fire probability of China

96% of the known coal fire locations were found through modelling with a probability threshold set to 0,55.