LANDFIRE.HI_105FCCS

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The LANDFIRE fuel data describe the composition and characteristics of both surface fuel and canopy fuel. Specific products include fire behavior fuel models, canopy bulk density (CBD), canopy base height (CBH), canopy cover (CC), canopy height (CH), fuel characterization classification system (FCCS), and fuel loading models (FLMs). These data may be implemented within models to predict the behavior and effects of wildland fire. These data are useful for strategic fuel treatment prioritization and tactical assessment of fire behavior and effects. Data Summary: The Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS) defines a fuelbed as the inherent physical characteristics of fuel that contribute to fire behavior and effects (Riccardi and others 2007). It is a set of measured or averaged physical fuel characteristics of a relatively uniform unit on the landscape that represents a distinct fire environment. A fuelbed can represent any scale or precision of interest. In FCCS, fuelbeds represent realistic fuel conditions and can accommodate a wide range of fuel characteristics in six horizontal fuel layers called strata (Ottmar and others 2007). The strata include canopy, shrub, non-woody vegetation, woody fuel, litter/lichen/moss, and ground fuel. Each stratum is further divided into 16 categories and 20 subcategories to represent the complexity of wildland and managed fuel. Field plot data contributed either directly or indirectly to this LANDFIRE National data product. Go to http://www.landfire.gov/participate_acknowledgements.php for more information regarding contributors of field plot data. REFRESH 2001 (lf_1.0.5): Imagery used in LANDFIRE National covered a span of years, and because of this, several large wildland fires are not represented in the data. LANDFIRE circa 2001 ensures wildland fires through 2001 are represented. Additional improvements found in Refresh 2001 include resolving inconsistencies along the international borders and updating aspects of the following: riparian and wetlands areas, agricultural and urban vegetation types as burnable, and adjusting the extent of barren and water land cover types. For details on methods, see Process Description for LANDFIRE Refresh 2001 (lf_1.0.5).

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Metadata Date February 1, 2007
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2010 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 1, 2007
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2010 (publication)
Responsible Party Wildland Fire Science, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: Although LANDFIRE products are delivered as 30-meter pixels, they should not be used at the individual pixel level or on small groups of pixels. LANDFIRE products were designed to support 1) national (all states) strategic planning, 2) regional (single large states or groups of smaller states), and 3) strategic/tactical planning for large sub-regional landscapes and Fire Management Units (FMUs) (such as significant portions of states or multiple federal administrative entities). The applicability of LANDFIRE products to support fire and land management planning on smaller areas will vary by product, location, and specific use. Further investigation by local and regional experts should be conducted to inform decisions regarding local applicability. However, it is the responsibility of the local user, using LANDFIRE metadata and local knowledge, to determine if and/or how LANDFIRE can be used for particular areas of interest. LANDFIRE products are not intended to replace local products, but rather serve as a back-up by providing wall-to-wall cross-boundary products. It is the responsibility of the user to be familiar with the value, assumptions, and limitations of LANDFIRE products. Managers and planners must evaluate LANDFIRE data according to the scale and requirements specific to their needs., Access Constraints: None
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Bbox South Lat 18.112857617393107
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Licence This product is reproduced from geospatial information prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service and USGS EROS. By removing the contents of this package or taking receipt of these files via electronic file transfer methods, you understand that the data stored on this media is in draft condition. Represented features may not be in an accurate geographic location. The Forest Service and USGS EROS make no expressed or implied warranty, including warranty of merchantability and fitness, with respect to the character, function, or capabilities of the data or their appropriateness for any user's purposes. The Forest Service and USGS EROS reserve the right to correct, update, modify, or replace this geospatial information without notification.
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