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R package fireDanger

A R package providing functions for the calculation of several popular indices for fire risk assessment based on meteorological data


This R package contains implementations of several popular fire danger indices widely applied in many areas of the world:

* The Canadian Fire Weather Index System (including all its components)
* The Angstron Index
* The Fuel Moisture Index
* The Nesterov Index (including the more recent modified version)
* The Keetch-Byram Drought Index
* The McArthur's drought factor, and the Forest Fire Danger Index (FFDI)

In addition, two functions for the estimation of potential evapotranspiration (Hargreaves-Samani method) and climate model output calibration respectively are included, and two example datasets containing weather and climate data (observations and reanalysis) for index calculation.

To install the package just download the tar ball and use the appropariate arguments of the function 'install.packages'.

Product Type: Free software
Related projects: FUME
LINUX/MAC: fireDanger_1.0.tar_.gz475.84 KB
fireDanger-manual.pdf143.52 KB
WINDOWS: fireDanger_1.0.zip507.99 KB