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Title:
The 1990-2010 wildland-urban interface of the conterminous United States - geospatial data (2nd Edition) GIS Label
Author:
Radeloff, Volker C. ; Helmers, David P. ; Kramer, H. Anu ; Mockrin, Miranda H. ; Alexandre, Patricia M. ; Bar Massada, Avi ; Butsic, Van ; Hawbaker, Todd J. ; Martinuzzi, Sebastián ; Syphard, Alexandra D. ; Stewart, Susan I.
Publication Year:
2017
How to Cite:
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Radeloff, Volker C.; Helmers, David P.; Kramer, H. Anu; Mockrin, Miranda H.; Alexandre, Patricia M.; Bar Massada, Avi; Butsic, Van; Hawbaker, Todd J.; Martinuzzi, Sebastián; Syphard, Alexandra D.; Stewart, Susan I. 2017. The 1990-2010 wildland-urban interface of the conterminous United States - geospatial data. 2nd Edition. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2015-0012-2
Abstract:
The wildland-urban interface (WUI) is the area where houses meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland vegetation. This makes the WUI a focal area for human-environment conflicts such as wildland fires, habitat fragmentation, invasive species, and biodiversity decline. Using geographic information systems (GIS), we integrated U.S. Census and USGS National Land Cover Data, to map the Federal Register definition of WUI (Federal Register 66:751, 2001) for the conterminous United States from 1990-2010. These data are useful within a GIS for mapping and analysis at national, state, and local levels. Data are available as a geodatabase and include information such as housing and population densities for 1990, 2000, and 2010; wildland vegetation percentages for 1992, 2001, and 2011; as well as WUI classes in 1990, 2000, and 2010.
Keywords:
environment; Environment and People; Fire; Wildland/urban interface; fragmentation; wildland-urban interface; housing growth; wildland fire; sprawl; WUI; conterminous United States; United States
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