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Table 1 Onsite weather observations on 28 June 1997, when Magitchlie Creek Experimental Fire, Innoko National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, USA, was ignited. Onsite Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System Fire Weather Index values were calculated using the 27 June 1997 FWI from the Innoko Wildlife Refuge Remote Automated Weather Station and the onsite 1300 ADT weather observations for the onsite station. FFMC = Fine Fuel Moisture Code, DMC = Duff Moisture Code, DC = Drought Code, ISI = Initial Spread Index, BUI = Buildup Index, FWI = Fire Weather Index (Stocks et al. 1989), FDFM = Fine Dead Fuel Moisture (input to Crown Fire Initiation and Spread model; Alexander and Cruz 2006)

From: Observed versus predicted fire behavior in an Alaskan black spruce forest ecosystem: an experimental fire case study

  Magitchlie Creek Experimental Fire Innoko Flats RAWSa
Location
 Coordinates 63.599,
−158.55233
63.38733,
−158.81667
 Elevation (m) ~30 283
 Topography Bottomlands On a peak
Weather observations
 Temperature (°C) 19 25
 Rh (%) 31 35
 Wind speed (km h–1) 2 m = 7.2 6.1 m = 8.0
 Time (ADT) 1744 1800
 Date 28 June 1997 28 June 1997
 Last precipitation   8 days since rain
 FFMC 90.8 90.1
 DMC 71.0 70.9
 DC 301.0 302.6
 ISI 6.9 6.0
 BUI 89.0 89.4
 FWI 23.0 21.0
 FDFM (%)   9
  1. aInnoko Flats RAWS located ~26.7 km at 190 degrees from fire site