Canadian Forest Service Publications
The Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System as a predictor of total soil moisture content as estimated by the Thornthwaite water balance. 1985. McAlpine, R.S.; Eiber, T.G. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 15: 1194-1195.
Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 19248
Weather data from Upsala and Atikokan, Ontario, were used to determine the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System values and to calculate the soil moisture for two soil types using the Thornthwaite water balance. The Duff Moisture Code and the Drought Code were found to give excellent correlations with the total soil moisture content under most weather patterns.