An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)




Fire hazards are common in forests of Jordan. For this reason, the study was focused on the different methods to analyze the human and natural characteristics of northwest Jordan for predicting the possibility of forest fire in the study area. The methodology was applied by using satellite images, Geographic Information System (GIS), Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Digital Elevation Model (DEM) as well as different extracted data from various sources which is important to produce forest fire probability map. The results of the study showed that about 820 km2, which represent 34% of the area is vulnerable of fires. The study recommended an installation of early monitoring system to avoid forest fire based on linking Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Information Technology (IT) and employing Artificial Intelligence techniques.