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About Fire Danger Forecast

Additional details about Fire Danger Forecast data products and research efforts.

The Fire Danger Forecast program has been utilized for many years by fire and land management agencies, strategic resource planners, private industries, and academic researchers. It complements other fire danger mapping programs by focusing specifically on the potential for fires to escape initial attack and grow to become a large fire, requiring higher levels management resources and causing more numerous human and landscape effects. The program has evolved over the years to utilize newer sources of satellite data, incorporate additional input variables, and better characterize the utility of the data products. Future research is ongoing to continually refine the data products and algorithms to enhance the usability of these data.