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Fire growth maps for the 1988 Greater Yellowstone Area fires

Author(s): Richard C. Rothermel, Roberta A. Hartford, Carolyn H. Chase
Year Published: 1994

Daily fire growth maps display the growth of the 1988 fires in the Greater Yellowstone Area. Information and data sources included daily infrared photography flights, satellite imagery, ground and aerial reconnaissance, command center intelligence, and the personal recollections of fire behavior observers. Fire position was digitized from topographic maps using GRASS GIS software to construct a file of daily fire location in vector format, later converted to raster format for further analysis. The data base is available in electronic form.

Citation: Rothermel, Richard C.; Hartford, Roberta A.; Chase, Carolyn H. 1994. Fire growth maps for the 1988 Greater Yellowstone Area fires. Gen. Tech. Rep. GTR-INT-304. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service Intermountain Research Station. 64 p.
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Extreme Fire Behavior, Case Studies
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 11212
FRAMES RCS number: 8150
Record updated: May 16, 2018