National Fire Danger Rating System Proposed Update
Media Type: Video
  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)
Date: September 17, 2014

Cataloging Information

  • dead fuel moisture
  • GSI - Growing Season Index
  • live fuel moisture
  • Nelson's dead fuel moisture model
  • NFDRS - National Fire Danger Rating System
  • RAWS - Remote Automated Weather Station
  • WIMS - Weather Information Management System
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Record Last Modified: October 9, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 22966


At the September 17th 2014 NWCG Executive Board meeting, three updates to the United States National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) were approved. 1) Incorporate the Growing Season Index (GSI) to compute live fuel moistures; 2) Incorporate the Nelson Model to compute fine dead fuel moisture; and 3) Reduce the number of fuel models in the NFDRS. 

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