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EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > LAND SURFACE/AGRICULTURE INDICATORS > FOREST FIRE DANGER INDEX
Definition:
A forest fire danger index (FDI) or burning index (BI) is a relative number
related to the contribution that fire behavior makes to the amount of effort
needed to contain a fire of a specified fuel type. The index may be calculated
differently by different agencies around the world.
Reference:
See the American Meteorological Society Glossary of Meteorology Online:
http://amsglossary.allenpress.com/glossary.
For other fire weather terms, see:http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/fire/fbgloss.htm
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