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


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.

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Last modified 2018-01-07
Issue date 2018-09-28
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From: 2012-01-01

Language English
Data theme(s) Environment
EuroVoc concept(s) fire; natural hazard; scientific research
Geographic information
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 ...
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90.0° N, 180.0° E, -90.0° S, -180.0° W

Coordinate Reference System WGS 84

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