Landfire Forest Canopy Height

Metadata Updated: December 3, 2020

LANDFIRE's (LF) Image Services can be accessed here.CH is assigned the midpoint of the EVH forested classes at non-disturbed locations. These products are provided for forested areas only.Annual Disturbance products were first incorporated into CH during LF 2008 production. The introduction of this information allowed for informed changes to the assigned CH from disturbance type, severity, and time since the disturbance.LF Remap incorporates Fuel Vegetation Type, Fuel Vegetation Cover, and Fuel Vegetation Height in place of EVT, EVC, and EVH in fuel model assignment. The fuel vegetation data are pre-disturbance at disturbance locations and EVT at non-disturbance locations. The pre-disturbance scenario is represented by the vegetation that existed before the event occurred. Reporting of pre-disturbance helps to calculate CH, via linear equations derived from Forest Vegetation Simulator scenario outputs, by informing how much or little and what type of fuels are being acted on by the event.CH is used in the calculation of Canopy Bulk Density and Canopy Base Height. CH supplies information to fire behavior models to provide input in the spotting model and calculate wind reductions.LF Remap CH has 'capable fuels' functionality, meaning CH is assigned using FDist capable fuels.

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Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020
Publisher U.S. Forest Service
Unique Identifier Unknown
Data First Published 2020-06-11
Data Last Modified 2020-10-16
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:96
Metadata Context
Schema Version
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Metadata Type geospatial
Program Code 005:059
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Source Hash dce7cf0f3c13a5f358f5ecdeec00bfe75c1efe75
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -131.362,6.898,-65.638,72.622

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