Canadian Forest Service Publications

Automatic reporting fire weather network at Petawawa, Ontario. 1995. Péch, G.Y. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Petawawa National Forestry Institute, Chalk River, ON. PNFI Technical Report no. 18. 7 p.

Year: 1995

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 21021

Language: English

Series: Technical Report (Petawawa)

Availability: Order paper copy (free)

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Computer-controlled modern digital equipment has been used around the clock during the last three forest fire seasons to acquire weather information from three fire weather stations on the federal forest land at PNFI and CFB Petawawa. The program was also used to calculate the hourly and daily fire weather indexes routinely, and to automatically disseminate all the information to customers by telephone. The system at PNFI is programmable to meet the needs of both research and operations, and it has proven itself superior in all aspects to manual operations of the past.