Articles | Volume 24, issue 2
Research article
09 Feb 2024
Research article |  | 09 Feb 2024

Improving the fire weather index system for peatlands using peat-specific hydrological input data

Jonas Mortelmans, Anne Felsberg, Gabriëlle J. M. De Lannoy, Sander Veraverbeke, Robert D. Field, Niels Andela, and Michel Bechtold


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1451', Sophie Wilkinson, 16 Aug 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1451', Francesca Di Giuseppe, 15 Sep 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (05 Nov 2023) by Pascal Haegeli
AR by Jonas Mortelmans on behalf of the Authors (21 Nov 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Dec 2023) by Pascal Haegeli
RR by Sophie Wilkinson (20 Dec 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 Dec 2023) by Pascal Haegeli
AR by Jonas Mortelmans on behalf of the Authors (21 Dec 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
With global warming increasing the frequency and intensity of wildfires in the boreal region, accurate risk assessments are becoming more crucial than ever before. The Canadian Fire Weather Index (FWI) is a renowned system, yet its effectiveness in peatlands, where hydrology plays a key role, is limited. By incorporating groundwater data from numerical models and satellite observations, our modified FWI improves the accuracy of fire danger predictions, especially over summer.
Final-revised paper