Forest Fire Index | Fosberg Fire Weather Index | Drought Index

Forest Fire Risk Indices

Forest Fire Index

The 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.
forest_fire_warning:idx
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Fosberg Fire Weather Index

The 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.
fosberg_fire_weather_index:idx
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Drought Index

This 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:
Percentile0-1010-2020-3030-4040-6060-7070-8080-9090-100
Index-4-3-2-101234
dryhumid
drought_index:idx
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