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Spatial wildfire occurrence data for the United States, 1992-2012 [FPA_FOD_20140428]

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.

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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-178.8026 70.2997, -65.256944 70.2997, -65.256944 17.939722, -178.8026 17.939722))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
United States of America
Forest Service Research Data Archive
Temporal Coverage
January 1, 1992 to December 31, 2012
Contact Name
Short, Karen C.
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Program Code
005:059 - Department of Agriculture - Management Activities
Bureau Code
005:96 - Forest Service
Harvested from Forest Service
Harvest Source TitleForest Service
Harvest Source URIhttps://www.fs.usda.gov/rds/rdaoaipmh/o
Last Harvest PerformedFri, 03/16/2018 - 11:24

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U.S. Forest Service