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An Hourly and Daily Fire Weather Index Dataset 2021-2023

Description: This dataset provides forecasted hourly and daily fire danger ratings using the Canadian Fire Weather Index System (HFWI and DFWI). Predictions are derived from the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model with 4- and 12-km grid spacing, covering western Canada and the United States/Canada. It includes six moisture codes and indexes within the FWI system and the four weather inputs used to derive the FWI system. The data is formatted in NetCDF files, with a total of 4140 files generated for each day forecast from January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2023. These files are categorized into hourly and daily for each model domain. The HFWI and DFWI details are provided in Rodell, C., Howard, R., Jain, P., Moisseeva, N., Chui, T., Stull, R.,. "Forecasting Hourly Wildfire Risk: Enhancing Fire Danger Assessment using Numerical Weather Prediction" Weather and Forecasting (2023): 1-20. [ADD DOI]

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Authors: Rodell, Christopher; University of British Columbia; ORCID iD 0000-0002-7509-7973
Chui, Timothy; University of British Columbia
Howard, Rosemary; University of British Columbia
Stull, Roland; University of British Columbia
Moisseeva, Nadya; University of Hawaii at Manoa
Jain, Piyush; Canadian Natural Resources; ORCID iD 0000-0002-0471-4663
Keywords: Fire Weather Index System
Hourly Fire Danger Prediction
Fire Weather Forecasting
Field of Research: 
Earth and related environmental sciences
Atmospheric sciences
Atmospheric sciences, not elsewhere classified
Publication Date: 2024-03-28
Publisher: Federated Research Data Repository / dépôt fédéré de données de recherche
Funder: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; NSERC Discovery Grant; RGPIN-2017-03849
Natural Resources Canada; WFR2324-UBC
British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy; GS23EPESB0117SF
Alberta Environment and Protected Areas; 23POL832
Government of Northwest Territories; CA#4287
BC Hydro (Canada); 585094
Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems; IT28208
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Geographic Coverage: 
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United States

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Rodell, C., Chui, T., Howard, R., Stull, R., Moisseeva, N., Jain, P. (2024). An Hourly and Daily Fire Weather Index Dataset 2021-2023. Federated Research Data Repository.