Assessment of forest fire danger in a boreal forest environment: description and evaluation of the operational system applied in Finland

@inproceedings{Vajda2014AssessmentOF,
  title={Assessment of forest fire danger in a boreal forest environment: description and evaluation of the operational system applied in Finland},
  author={Andrea Vajda and Ari K. Ven{\"a}l{\"a}inen and Irene Suomi and P{\"a}ivi Junila and Hanna M. M{\"a}kel{\"a}},
  year={2014}
}
Forest fires constitute the second largest form of disturbance to the Finnish boreal forest environment, playing a significant role in vegetation succession and landscape transformation. Warning systems aiming to minimize the risk of fires are based on fire danger estimation methods using weather information. In this study, the operational fire danger rating method used in Finland, the Finnish Forest Fire Index, is introduced and its performance evaluated by analysing the relationship between… CONTINUE READING

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