Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: jrc-effis@ec.europa.eu

Title: Fire danger (Canadian Fire Weather Index system) in the European Forest Fire Information System (version 2-3-1)

Description

This dataset series refers to the fire danger information provided by the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) [1]. ▷How to cite: see below◁  

Fire danger (Canadian Fire Weather Index system) information is computed in daily maps over Europe with a forecast from 1 to 10 days of forecasted fire danger level using numerical weather predictions. The module is active all year around, although the core of the wildfire season is, in most countries, from 1st of March to 31st of October. Available components for the Canadian Fire Weather Index (FWI) system operated in EFFIS are: the aggregated FWI, the Initial Spread Index (ISI), the Build Up Index (BUI), the Fine Fuel Moisture Code (FFMC), the Duff Moisture Code (DMC), the Drought Code (DC), the Ranking, and the Anomaly.

[1] Van Wagner, C. E., Pickett, T. L., 1985. Equations and FORTRAN program for the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System. Vol. 33 of Forestry Technical Report. Canadian Forestry Service, Ottawa, Canada. ...

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Related resources

Data access

  • [Download] Data Download Service TIFF

    Data download service for thematic typologies of data related to wildfires in Europe (including fire events, burnt area and severity; fire danger; active fires).

  • [VIEW] [WMS] EFFIS View Service HTML

    EFFIS view service for thematic typologies of data related to wildfires in Europe (including fire events, burnt area and severity; fire danger; active fires).

Additional information
Last modified 2018-01-07
Issue date 2018-09-28
Landing page http://effis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
Temporal coverage

From: 2012-01-01

Language English
Data theme(s) Environment
EuroVoc domain(s) 52 ENVIRONMENT; 64 PRODUCTION, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH
EuroVoc concept(s) fire; natural hazard; scientific research
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/4ad7c541-d39f-441a-81cd-81d9ceae3d2e
Geographic information
Lineage
Fire danger (Canadian Fire Weather Index system) information is based on the use of meteorological forecast data received daily from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF), and the French MeteoFrance. Fire danger is mapped in 6 classes (very low, low, ...
Geographic bounding box

72.0° N, 45.0° E, 25.0° S, -20.0° W

Coordinate Reference System WGS 84

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