Fire History - Area Burned - Annual

These annual fire history grids (0=no fire, 1=fire) were produced directly from the BLM Alaska Fire Service database and the Canadian National Fire Database. They are simply a 1x1km raster representation of their fire history polygon database that can be obtained from:

http://fire.ak.blm.gov/predsvcs/maps.php
http://cwfis.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/datamart

Note, fire history data is very unreliable before ~1950 in Alaska. Fires may have been recorded in a given year, but that does not mean all fires that occurred were successfully recorded. This data was assembled from every recorded fire that has been entered into Alaska and Canadian databases. This results in several years containing no fires at all.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Spatial resolution

1000 meters

Temporal extent

Start date: January 1917

End date: December 2011

Credits

The following people worked on producing this data set:

  • Michael Lindgren
  • Tom Kurkowski
  • Anna Springsteen
  • This research is funded by the Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCCs) and the Alaska Climate Science Center.
Field Value
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