Fire Danger Rating for South Sumatra, Indonesia
The Forest Fire Prevention and Control Project (FFPCP) is a joint enterprise between the European Commission and the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry and Estate Crops. FFPCP is based in Palembang, South Sumatra, and is obtaining a clear understanding of the causes and effects of forest fires. This information is used to develop and implement practical methods of prevention and control. Government, community and commercial interests are integrated to reduce fire risk, damage and use.
The Fire Index for South Sumatra is based on the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) that has eben adapted for Indonesia (see Fire Danger Rating in East Kalimantan).
A current overview on the Sumatra fire situation is available at: http://www.mdp.co.id/ffpcp/overvw2.htm