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Title: Long-term fire weather forecast in the European Forest Fire Information System (version 2-3-1)


This dataset series refers to the information on long-term fire weather forecast provided by the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS). ▷How to cite: see below◁  

Long-term fire weather forecast attempts to provide useful information about the near-time climate that can be expected in the coming months. The seasonal forecast is not a weather forecast: weather can be considered as a snapshot of continually changing atmospheric conditions, whereas climate is better considered as the statistical summary of the weather events occurring in a longer time interval, up to several years. Near-time climate focuses on statistics about a given season instead of multiple years. In particular, long-term monthly forecast estimates temperature and rainfall anomalies that are expected to prevail over European and Mediterranean areas during the next four weeks (including the current week). Long-term seasonal forecast, instead, focuses on temperature and rainfall anomalies that are ...

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Last modified 2018-01-07
Issue date 2018-09-28
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From: 2015-01-01

Language English
Data theme(s) Environment
EuroVoc concept(s) fire; natural hazard; scientific research
Geographic information
Long-term fire weather forecast information is based on the modelling systems in the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and are provided to EFFIS users as experimental products. In particular, monthly forecast is based on the ECMWF Monthly Forecast System ...
Geographic bounding box

72.0° N, 45.0° E, 25.0° S, -20.0° W

Coordinate Reference System WGS 84

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