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    Author(s): Daniel J. Vega-Nieva; María G. Nava-Miranda; Erik Calleros-Flores; Pablito M. López-Serrano; Jaime Briseño-Reyes; Favian Flores Medina; Carlos López-Sánchez; José J. Corral-Rivas; Armando González-Cabán; Ernesto Alvarado-Celestino; Isabel Cruz; Martín Cuahtle; Reiner Ressl; Albert Setzer; Fabiano Morelli; Diego Pérez-Salicrup; Enrique Jardel-Pelaez; Citlali Cortes-Montaño; José A. Vega; Enrique Jimenez
    Date: 2019
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-261 (English). Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 38-47.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    This presentation introduces the project "Development of a Forest Fire Danger System for Mexico" funded by the Mexican Forest Agency CONAFOR. The goal of the 3-year project is to develop an operational fire danger system for mapping daily and forecasted fire risk occurrence and fire propagation danger in Mexico, which will be online for decision-making on fire management by CONAFOR and fire management actors in Mexico. The presentation summarizes the project goals and structure and the results from the first year of the project, including: 1) The development of a fire occurrence risk module for mapping expected number of fires based on vegetation type, weather and satellite information and 2) The development of an online interface for daily mapping of fire risk and danger in Mexico.

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    Vega-Nieva, Daniel J.; Nava-Miranda, María G.; Calleros-Flores, Erik; López-Serrano, Pablito M.; Briseño-Reyes, Jaime; Medina, Favian Flores; López-Sánchez, Carlos; Corral-Rivas, José J.; González-Cabán, Armando; Alvarado-Celestino, Ernesto; Cruz, Isabel; Cuahtle, Martín; Ressl, Reiner; Setzer, Albert; Morelli, Fabiano; Pérez-Salicrup, Diego; Jardel-Pelaez, Enrique; Cortes-Montaño, Citlali; Vega, José A.; Jimenez, Enrique. 2019. Development of a national forest fire danger system for Mexico. In: González-Cabán, Armando; Sánchez, José J., tech. eds. Proceedings of the fifth international symposium on fire economics, planning, and policy: ecosystem services and wildfires. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-261 (English). Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 38-47.


    fire danger, fire risk, fuel dryness indices, online decision support system, Mexico

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