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Article: A North American regional reanalysis climatology of the Haines Index

TitleA North American regional reanalysis climatology of the Haines Index
Authors
KeywordsFire Climate
Fire-Weather Forecasting
Narr
Issue Date2011
PublisherCSIRO. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.publish.csiro.au/journals/ijwf
Citation
International Journal Of Wildland Fire, 2011, v. 20 n. 1, p. 91-103 How to Cite?
AbstractA warm-season (May through October) Haines Index climatology is derived using 32-km regional reanalysis temperature and humidity data from 1980 to 2007. We compute lapse rates, dewpoint depressions, Haines Index factors A and B, and values for each of the low-, mid- and high-elevation variants of the Haines Index. Statistical techniques are used to investigate the spatial and temporal variability of the index across North America. The new climatology is compared with a previous climatology derived from 2.5° (∼280km) global reanalysis data. Maps from the two climatologies are found to be very similar for most of North America. The largest differences appear along the eastern coastline and in regions of large elevation gradients, where the orography in the 32-km climatology is better resolved than that of the 2.5° climatology. In coastal areas of eastern North America and where there is steeply sloping terrain, the new climatology can augment the information from the 2.5° climatology to help analyse the performance and interpret the results of the Haines Index in these regions. A linear trend analysis of the total number of high-Haines Index days occurring in each warm season reveals no significant linear trends over the 28-year data period. © IAWF 2011.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/168509
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.078
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.075
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dc.contributor.authorCharney, JJen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhong, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorBian, Xen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Sen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-08T03:19:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-08T03:19:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Wildland Fire, 2011, v. 20 n. 1, p. 91-103en_US
dc.identifier.issn1049-8001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/168509-
dc.description.abstractA warm-season (May through October) Haines Index climatology is derived using 32-km regional reanalysis temperature and humidity data from 1980 to 2007. We compute lapse rates, dewpoint depressions, Haines Index factors A and B, and values for each of the low-, mid- and high-elevation variants of the Haines Index. Statistical techniques are used to investigate the spatial and temporal variability of the index across North America. The new climatology is compared with a previous climatology derived from 2.5° (∼280km) global reanalysis data. Maps from the two climatologies are found to be very similar for most of North America. The largest differences appear along the eastern coastline and in regions of large elevation gradients, where the orography in the 32-km climatology is better resolved than that of the 2.5° climatology. In coastal areas of eastern North America and where there is steeply sloping terrain, the new climatology can augment the information from the 2.5° climatology to help analyse the performance and interpret the results of the Haines Index in these regions. A linear trend analysis of the total number of high-Haines Index days occurring in each warm season reveals no significant linear trends over the 28-year data period. © IAWF 2011.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherCSIRO. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.publish.csiro.au/journals/ijwfen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Wildland Fireen_US
dc.subjectFire Climateen_US
dc.subjectFire-Weather Forecastingen_US
dc.subjectNarren_US
dc.titleA North American regional reanalysis climatology of the Haines Indexen_US
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