Forest Fire Index | Fosberg Fire Weather Index | Drought Index
Forest Fire Risk Indices
Forest Fire IndexThe Forest Fire Index estimates the risk of forest fires based on moisture information of three different soil layers. The index ranges from 0 to 1, where the risk increases for values exceeding 0.5. A value of 0 indicates low risk, while a value of 1 indicates very high risk.
- The forest fire index for a period during late summer in 2019 near Melbourne, Australia:
- The forest fire index for June 18th, 2020:
Fosberg Fire Weather IndexThe Fosberg fire weather index indicates the risk for bush/grass fire and ranges from 0 to 100 (continuous scale). The fire danger is evaluated according to the present weather without taking into account past weather conditions.
- The Fosberg Index along with the daily precipitation sum in spring 2021 near San José, California, is shown:
Drought IndexThis index forecasts whether a certain location is under a drought or not. The percentiles of the deviation of the current time window from the mean of the past years is computed. The percentiles are then grouped into bins which gives the following output scale for the drought index:
- Drought index in August 2018 over Europe. Red colors indicate very dry conditions.