Wildfires and the fire weather index system in Ontario
Document Type: Book
Author(s): Brian J. Stocks
Publication Year: 1974

Cataloging Information

  • arthropods
  • Canada
  • coniferous forests
  • conifers
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • forest management
  • fuel types
  • grasses
  • grasslands
  • hardwood forests
  • human caused fires
  • insects
  • lightning
  • lightning caused fires
  • mortality
  • Ontario
  • shrublands
  • shrubs
  • slash
  • statistical analysis
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: May 29, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 39190
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13826
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: CAN DOCS Information Report O-X-213 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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The performance of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) is analyzed with respect to wildfire behavior in Ontario for a 7-year period (1965-1971). Lightning fires and man-caused fires are analyzed separately and regional differences in fire weather and fire behavior are reported.

Stocks, B. J. 1974. Wildfires and the fire weather index system in Ontario. Information Report O-X-213. Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canadian Forestry Service, Great Lakes Forest Research Center.