Climate services for drought and fire danger estimation on various time scales

Andrea Vajda, Cecilia Wolff, Otto Hyvärinen, Massimiliano Pasqui, Vassiliki Varela, Peter Van Velthoven, Folmer Krikken, Monica Proto, and Rosa Lasaponara
Published in: FMI’s Climate Bulletin Research Letters
Date: May 25, 2020

Wildfires are critical natural hazards, both in the Mediterranean and boreal regions of Europe, causing significant environmental and economic damages and losses. Operational drought and fire risk forecast services on sub-seasonal, seasonal and climatic scale allow fire protection authorities to increase preparedness and response in drought and fire related emergencies and to develop mitigation and adaptation strategies in these regions.