Drought and wildland fire: searching for practical solutions
Media Type: Presentation
Date: 2005

Cataloging Information

  • CFFDRS - Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
  • DC - CFFDRS Drought Code
  • drought
  • drought index
  • FWI - CFFDRS Fire Weather Index System
  • KBDI - Keetch-Byram Drought Index
  • Lesser Slave Lake Fire
  • NA-DM - North American Drought Monitor
  • PDSI - Palmer Drought Severity Index
  • Peshtigo Fire Complex
  • probability of ignition
  • smoldering ignition
  • wildland fire
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It is well understood that the incidence and behavior of forest fire depends mainly on short-term weather influences of no more than several days duration. And yet, all through the history of fire danger rating in the United States and Canada, runs a persistent interest in the effects of weather over a much longer term, usually studied under the heading of 'drought'. This is the introduction to a powerpoint presentation given at the Joint Session of 19th Annual Interior West Fire Council Conference & 6th American Meteorological Society Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, Oct. 25-27, 2005, Canmore, AB.

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