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MC1 DGVM fire potential forecast February-August 2011 (based on ECHAM 7-month weather forecast)


Original Data Basin Creation Date
2011-03-01 09:42:26
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2012-09-07 14:38:36


This dataset shows the predicted area of high fire potential for the current year up to the end of the forecast period as simulated by a modified version of the MC1 Dynamic General Vegetation Model (DGVM). The area of high fire potential is where PDSI and MC1-calculated values of potential fire behavior (fireline intensity for forest and shrubland and rate of spread of spread for grassland) exceed calibrated threshold values. Potential fire behavior in MC1 is estimated using National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) formulas, monthly climatic (temperature, precipitation, and relative humidity) data, and fuel moisture and loading estimates. Monthly climatic data includes recorded values up to the last observed month and forecast [...]


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Data source
United States Forest Service, MAPSS team--Raymond Drapek<br />
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:39:43 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin 59f63b43c0df43d987b3d03155bb4a1d

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