Scottish Fire Danger Rating System

By Núria Prat on

Scottish fire danger rating system (SFDRS)


This project aimed to establish a robust approach for adapting the Canadian Fire Weather Index (a forest fire danger rating system) to Scottish moorland vegetation types. This involved determining the suitability of existing system parameters and subsequent calibration of the Canadian system to Scottish vegetation, climate, land management and geographic conditions.

A Scottish Fire Weather Index could be available as a country-specific, Fire Danger Rating System implemented as a tool in R, potentially providing an on-line tool to estimate current fire risk using real-time weather data to predict future fire risk. This could be used to inform land management decisions on a Scotland wide basis and support the activities of the Scottish Fire and Rescue service.

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