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Data Slips, Trips and Falls McLoughlin, Neal


Statisticians and physical modellers working on wildfire-related questions often utilize historical fire and weather archives and/or geospatial datasets maintained by fire management agencies. While these datasets are rich sources of information, they are also a reflection of policy changes, evolving collection methods and variable quality control measures. It is conceivable that analysis results could lead to erroneous conclusions if the subtleties associated with fire management data are overlooked. This presentation provides Alberta examples of how the unwary researcher may slip, trip or fall when using fuel, weather, and/or fire history data. Data sharing agreements will also be discussed.

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