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  • Title:
    Spatial wildfire occurrence data for the United States, 1992-2012 [FPA_FOD_20140428] (2nd Edition) Data publication contains GIS data
    Author(s):
    Short, Karen C.
    Publication Year:
    2014
    How to Cite:
    These data were collected using funding from the U.S. Government and can be used without additional permissions or fees. If you use these data in a publication, presentation, or other research product please use the following citation:
    Short, Karen C. 2014. Spatial wildfire occurrence data for the United States, 1992-2012 [FPA_FOD_20140428]. 2nd Edition. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2013-0009.2
    Abstract:
    This data publication contains a spatial database of wildfires that occurred in the United States from 1992 to 2012, generated for the national Fire Program Analysis (FPA) system. The wildfire records were acquired from the reporting systems of federal, state, and local fire organizations. The following core data elements were required for records to be included in this data publication: discovery date, final fire size, and a point location at least as precise as Public Land Survey System (PLSS) section (1-square mile grid). The data were transformed to conform, when possible, to the data standards of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). Basic error-checking was performed and redundant records were identified and removed, to the degree possible. The resulting product, referred to as the Fire Program Analysis fire-occurrence database (FPA FOD), includes nearly 1.7 million geo-referenced wildfire records, representing a total of 123 million acres burned during the 21-year period.

    Keywords:
    biota; geoscientificInformation; location; Fire; Fire detection; wildfire; Fire Program Analysis; United States
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