Canadian Forest Service Publications
Current methods to assess fire danger potential. 2003. San-Miguel-Ayanz, J.; Carlson, J.D.; Alexander, M.E.; Tolhurst, K.; Morgan, G.; Sneeuwjagt, R.; Dudfield, M. Pages 21-61 in E. Chuvieco, editor. Wildland fire danger estimation and mapping - the role of remote sensing data. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore. 44 p.
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Catalog ID: 23488
A review of the main operational systems for fire risk/danger rating is presented in this chapter. The systems included in the revision are a European proposal based on the Fire Potential Index and a structural risk index, the US National Fire Danger Rating System, the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System, the Australian and the New Zealand systems. The basis and different components of these danger rating methods are presented with comments.