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Combined wildfire datasets for the United States and certain territories, 1878-2019

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Start Date
1878
End Date
2019

Citation

Welty, J.L., and Jeffries, M.I., 2020, Combined wildfire datasets for the United States and certain territories, 1878-2019: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9Z2VVRT.

Summary

This dataset is comprised of four different zip files. Zip File 1: A combined wildfire polygon dataset ranging in years from 1878-2019 (142 years) that was created by merging and dissolving fire information from 12 different original wildfire datasets to create one of the most comprehensive wildfire datasets available. Attributes describing fires that were reported in the various source data, including fire name, fire code, ignition date, controlled date, containment date, and fire cause, were included in this product’s attribute table. Zip Files 2-4: The fire polygons were turned into 30 meter rasters with the values representing area burned in each year (128 yearly rasters total, as some years in the 1800s had no fires recorded). [...]

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Wildfires_1878_2019_ContiguousUS_Wildfire_Rasters.zip
“Wildfires 1878-2019 Contiguous US Wildfire Rasters”
365.49 MB application/zip
Wildfires_1878_2019_Alaska_Wildfire_Rasters.zip
“Wildfires 1878-2019 Alaska Wildfire Rasters”
78.83 MB application/zip
Wildfires_1878_2019_Hawaii_Wildfire_Rasters.zip
“Wildfires 1878-2019 Hawaii Wildfire Rasters”
2.2 MB application/zip
Wildfires_1878_2019_Polygon_Data.zip
“Wildfires 1878-2019 Polygon Data”
515.99 MB application/zip
Extension: Wildfires_1878_2019_SDFile.zip
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Purpose

This dataset was designed to create a comprehensive burned area feature class and summary rasters with a known time component for use as a visualization tool and in multiple analyses.
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  • Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC)
  • USGS Data Release Products

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