Incorporation of Radar Precipitation Estimates in a Drought Index Applicable to Wildland Fire
Goodrick, Scott L.
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The Keetch-Byram Drought Index is a measure of drought designed for application to forest fires. The Florida Division of Forestry has improved the spatial resolution of the KBDI by utilizing radar-based precipitation estimates in the calculation. The resulting product has become an integral component of the Division’s decision making process with regard to allocation of firefighting resources.