Document


Title

Seasonal trends in the drought code component of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System
Document Type: Report
Author(s): R. S. McAlpine
Publication Year: 1990

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • droughts
  • fire danger rating
  • fire management
  • precipitation
  • season of fire
  • weather observations
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 44914
Tall Timbers Record Number: 20349
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

This bibliographic record was either created or modified by the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy and is provided without charge to promote research and education in Fire Ecology. The E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database is the intellectual property of the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.

Description

The Drought Code component of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System is an indicator of long term drought and the associated impact on forest fire management. The Drought Code has definite seasonal trends, which can make interpretation of the current daily value difficult without a good frame of reference. Thirty five years of weather data from 35 selected weather stations across Canada were used to develop mean daily Drought Code average values for each weather station throughout the fire season. The graphs produced provide fire managers with daily mean Drought Code values and historical maximum values throughout the fire season, for comparison with observed daily Drought Code values.

Citation:
McAlpine, R. S. 1990. Seasonal trends in the drought code component of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System.