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Standardized precipitation index consensus forecast September - December 2011 (based on five 7-mo weather forecasts)


Original Data Basin Creation Date
2011-09-29 11:03:35
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2012-07-13 18:49:31


The MAPSS team together with long-time collaborator Chris Daly of the Spatial Climate Analysis Service is using Daly's PRISM model to produce high-resolution data grids of observed fire weather. The PRISM model produces interpolations of weather station data that are sensitive to topography, which is especially important in the complex, fire-prone terrain of the mountainous West. Input station data are gathered primarily from the National Weather Service (NWS) Cooperative Observer Program (COOP) and U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) SNOTEL networks. For mapped examples of the PRISM-generated historical weather data grids see the Spatial Climate Analysis Service's Web site ( [...]


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United States Forest Service, MAPSS team<br />
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:38:23 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin 78a1d31179274c26831c8aeb0098c6b0

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