The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) network has adopted the Canadian Forest Fire
Weather Index (FWI) System as the method to assess the fire danger. FWI forecast data provided by
EFFIS is mapped in 6 classes (very low, low, medium, high, very high and extreme) with a spatial
resolution of about 16 km (ECMWF data), 10 km (MF data).
The presented Fire Danger Index (Mitri, 2015) is based on a cross-tabulation between Lebanon’s fire risk
map (Mitri et al., 2015) and the FWI as produced by EFFIS.
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sensor integration, large volumes: new opportunities and challenges in forest fire research” (Themistocleous, K., Hadjimitsis, D.,
Gitas, I., and Boschetti, L. Ed.), 2-5 November 2015, Limassol, P.33.