Online Program Home
My Program

Abstract Details

Activity Number: 87 - Invited ePoster Session: a Statistical Smörgåsbord
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Sunday, July 29, 2018 : 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Sponsor: SSC
Abstract #327110
Title: Estimation of Fire Duration Distribution with Missing Start Time
Author(s): Yi Xiong* and John Braun and Joan Hu
Companies: Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University
Keywords: first-hitting-time model; interval censoring; longitudinal measures

To understand the distribution of fire duration is an important objective in many wildfire control studies. The exact start time of a wildfire, however, is never available and thus the full length of the fire duration is not recorded. We propose an estimation procedure for fire duration distribution using first-hitting-time model and the recorded longitudinal fire size information. We derive the asymptotic properties of the proposed estimator and compare it with a few existing approaches by simulation. A collection of wildfire records is used to motivate and illustrate the proposed approach.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

Back to the full JSM 2018 program