Fire weather and fire danger climatology of the Fort Providence area, Northwest Territories
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Nathalie Lavoie; Martin E. Alexander; S. Ellen Macdonald
Publication Year: 2007

Cataloging Information

  • BUI - CFFDRS Buildup Index
  • Canada
  • CFFDRS - Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
  • FBP - CFFDRS Fire Behavior Prediction System
  • fire danger
  • fire weather observations
  • fuel moisture codes
  • FWI - CFFDRS Fire Weather Index System
  • ISI - CFFDRS Initial Spread Index
  • Northwest Territories
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Record Last Modified: March 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 6718


The main goal of this project was to define conditions that could be used in different modeling scenarios to represent moist, moderate, dry, and extreme burning conditions. This study also allowed description of fire weather in a way that could be useful for various research and fire management activities in the part of the Northwest Territories where the study took place. To obtain information on the weather-related burning conditions in the study area during the peak fire season (mid-June to mid-August), historical data for fire weather and Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System components from three weather stations were analyzed. To better illustrate the influence of fire weather on fire behavior, results are presented, whenever possible, in a way that makes them compatible for direct use with the field guide to the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction System.

Online Link(s):
Lavoie, N., Alexander, M.E.; Macdonald, S.E. 2007. Fire weather and fire danger climatology of the Fort Providence area, Northwest Territories. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton, AB. Information Report NOR-X-412. 51 p.