Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
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Title: Fire danger (Canadian Fire Weather Index system) in the Global Wildfire Information System (version 2-3-1)

Description

This dataset series refers to the fire danger information provided by the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) [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. Available components for the Canadian Fire Weather Index (FWI) system operated in GWIS 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. https://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/publications?id=19973

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Additional information
Last modified 2018-01-07
Issue date 2018-09-28
Landing page http://gwis.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/4b4f1ea6-da7b-4870-9be4-aa5b9a2a4b70
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). Fire danger is mapped in 6 classes (very low, low, medium, high, very high and ...
Geographic bounding box

90.0° N, 180.0° E, -90.0° S, -180.0° W

Coordinate Reference System WGS 84

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