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Author(s): Karen C. Short, Marty Ahrens, Sarah Harris, Jesus San-Miguel-Ayanz
Year Published: 2020

The statistical analysis of wildland fire activity is integral to wildland fire planning, operations, and research across the globe. Historical fire records are inputs to fire danger rating applications, fire-potential forecast models, geospatial fire modeling systems, and other tools for risk assessment, planning, budgeting, and decision support at multiple scales (Manzello et al. 2018). Spatiotemporal analyses of wildfire activity are used to characterize patterns and trends in relation to potential drivers such as population, land use, climate, and fire-control policies and to understand the socio-ecological impacts of fire (Doerr and Santín 2016; Andela et al. 2017; Manzello et al. 2018; Riley et al. 2019).

Citation: Short, Karen; Ahrens, Marty; Harris, Sarah; San-Miguel-Ayanz, Jesus. 2020. Fire data. In: Manzello, Samuel L., ed. Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 23 p. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51727-8_112-1
Topic(s): Fire History, Fire & Fuels Modeling
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 21700
Record updated: Mar 24, 2021