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Fire Danger References

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Other Fire Danger Resources

Alaska Fire Weather Index (FWI)

Florida Wildland Fire Danger Index (FDI)

Georgia Forestry Commission Fire Weather System

Great Lakes Fire Weather Index (FWI)

Maine Wildfire Danger Report

Michigan DNR Wildland Fire Application

Minnesota DNR Wildfire Information Center

New York State Fire Danger Map

North Carolina Fire Weather Intelligence Portal

OK-Fire, Oklahoma Mesonet

Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index

Drought Assessment Resources

Western Water Assessment (NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments)

The Drought Monitor (National Drought Mitigation Center)

National Integrated Drought Information System (National Centers for Environmental Information)

National Drought Mitigation Center (University of Nebraska – Lincoln)

Fire Danger References

Online Resources


Andrews, P. L.; Bradshaw, L. S.; Bunnell, D.; and Curcio G., Fire Danger Rating PocketCard for Firefighter Safety, Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, 1997.

Bradshaw, L. S.; Deeming, J. E.; Burgan, R. E.; and Cohen, J. D., The 1978 National Fire-Danger Rating System: technical documentation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station; 1984. 

Burgan, R. E., 1988 Revisions to the 1978 National Fire-Danger Rating System, USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Research Paper, 1988.

Deeming, J. E.; Burgan, R. E.; and Cohen, J. D., The National Fire-Danger Rating System – 1978USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, 1978.

Fosberg, M. A., and Deeming, J. E., Derivation of the 1 and 10-hour timelag fuel moisture calculations for fire-danger rating, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, 1971.

Jolly, W.M.; Nemani, R.; and Running, S.W., A generalized, bioclimatic index to predict foliar phenology in response to climate, Global Change Biology, 2005.

Remote Sensing/Fire Weather Support Unit, Interagency Wildland Fire Weather Station Standards and Guidelines, PMS 426-3, National Wildfire Coordinating Group, 2014.

Nelson R.M., Jr., Prediction of diurnal change in 10-h fuel stick moisture contentCanadian Journal of Forest Research, 2000.

Schlobohm, P., and Brain, J., Gaining an Understanding of the National Fire Danger Rating System, PMS 932, National Wildfire Coordinating Group, 2002.


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