National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) CalFire

Affiliation(s) PI Project period Funded by
DAS Brown, Timothy J 06/01/2012 - 06/30/2012 State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protecti

Project Description

Utilize the Nelson solar radiation algorithm in computer software code to produce hourly National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) indices for the State of California. The algorithm will allow for computation of hourly fire danger values. The hourly fire danger results will be made available on a Desert Research Institute website for operational use by CAL FIRE. The website will include 24-hour map animations, 24-hour time series by fire danger rating area and on-line documentation.