Florida Fire Management Information System
Florida Fire Management Information System (FFMIS)
The Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) System is part of the Florida Fire Management Information System (FFMIS) and consists of six components that account for the effects of fuel moisture and wind on fire behavior. The first three components (FFMC, DMC and DC) are fuel moisture codes that follow daily changes in the moisture contents of three classes of forest fuel with different drying rates. The last three components (ISI, BUI,FWI) are fire behavior indexes, representing rate of spread, amount of available fuel, and fire intensity; their values increase as fire weather severity increases. For detailed information on the Florida Fire Management Information System (FFMIS) the GFMC would like to refer to the original website.
According to the FFMIS forecast for 22 April 2000 these parameters show various fire weather conditions for Florida.
Fine Fuel Moisture Code
Duff Moisture Code
Initial Spread Index
Fire Weather Index
Fig.1.-6. Output maps (forecast) of the FFMIS, 22 April 2000
(source: Florida Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) System)
For complete information on Florida fire-weather conditions and fire occurrences: Please check the Current Significant Global Fire Events page.