Drought Code

Numerical rating of the average moisture content of deep, compact organic layers.

Description & Technical Information


The Drought Code (DC) is a variable of the Fire Weather Index rating system designed and adopted by the Canadian Forest Service. This is an indicator of the moisture of deep, compact organic layers.

Technical information

Coverage Global
Horizon 10 days
Time Resolution 1 day
Spatial Resolution O1280, ~9 km [HRES]; O640, ~18 km [ENS]
Update Once a day following either the 00 UTC ECMWF forecast release.
Nature Raster Maps
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Model or Algorithm