Forest Change Data Catalogue
Fire season start (Boulanger, Y., Carr R.)
The fire season is the period(s) of the year during which fires are likely to start, spread and do enough damage to justify organized fire suppression. The fire season ends with the onset of winter, generally following 3 consecutive days of snow cover. If there is no snow data, the fire season end date occurs following 3 consecutive days with noon temperatures lower than or equal to 5°C. The delay in the fire season end date relative to the reference period is presented here.
Data provided by: Yan Boulanger
Reference: Boulanger, Y., Gauthier, S., et al. 2014. A refinement of models projecting future Canadian fire regimes using homogeneous fire regime zones. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44, 365-376.
|1981-2010||RCP Reference Period||The fire season start date calculated for the period from 1981-2010. This base line can be compared to the predicted fire season start date for various future climate scenarios.||raster||Download (2.8 MB)|
|2011-2100||RCP 2.6||The fire season start date projected for the periods 2011-2040, 2041-2070 and 2071-2100 under the RCP 2.6 scenario||raster||Download (8.1 MB)|
|2011-2100||RCP 4.5||The fire season start date projected for the periods 2011-2040, 2041-2070 and 2071-2100 under the RCP 4.5 scenario||raster||Download (8.2 MB)|
|2011-2100||RCP 8.5||The fire season start date projected for the periods 2011-2040, 2041-2070 and 2071-2100 under the RCP 8.5 scenario||raster||Download (8.2 MB)|