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fire weather index

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Definition

fire weather index noun

The fire weather index (FWI) is part of an approach that Canadian meteorologists use to estimate the wildfire risk in forest regions. Calculation of the index components is based on consecutive daily observations of temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and 24-hour rainfall[1].

Español

indice meteorologico de peligro[2]

Français

Indice forêt-météo (IFM)[1]

中文

易发生火灾天气指数[2]

References


  1. 1.0 1.1 Forest Resources Glossary. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service. (2019, May 08). https://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/terms/
  2. 2.0 2.1 FAO TERM PORTAL. (2019). Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. http://www.fao.org/faoterm/en/