Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1823–1833, 2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1823–1833, 2020

Data description paper 21 Aug 2020

Data description paper | 21 Aug 2020

A high-resolution reanalysis of global fire weather from 1979 to 2018 – overwintering the Drought Code

Megan McElhinny et al.


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ED: Publish as is (13 Jul 2020) by Jens Klump
Short summary
The Canadian Fire Weather Index uses temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and rainfall to provide a fire danger rating that is crucial for fire managers and communities for risk assessment. We provide a global calculation of this index and other relevant indices using high-resolution modelled weather data for 1979–2018. These data will be useful for research studies aiming to quantify the relationships between fire occurrence, growth, or severity and weather or for trend analysis studies.