Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS): Project Overview and Data Access
Media Type: Webinar
  • Joshua J. Picotte
    US Geological Survey, National Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS)
  • Jennifer Lecker
    US Forest Service, Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC)
Distribution Contact(s):
  • Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
Date: June 19, 2012

Cataloging Information

  • burn severity mapping
  • data analysis
  • fire trends
  • geospatial data
  • historical fire information
  • MTBS - Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity
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Record Last Modified: September 1, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 12644


Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS) is a multi-year, interagency project designed to consistently map the location, extent and associated burn severity of large fires occurring on all lands of the United States from 1984 to present. The suite of mapping, data and analysis products facilitated by the project are derived from satellite data using image processing and analysis techniques established by the USGS and USFS.  These products provide a continuous record of burn severity trends to assess the effectiveness of national fire management policies, and also offer essential and consistently derived geospatial data that meet several agency and interagency resource management application needs. The objective of this webinar presentation is to provide users with an overview of the MTBS project and information on accessing MTBS data and products. This webinar was hosted by the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center (, the Joint Fire Science Program (, and the International Association of Wildland Fire ( and originally aired on June 19, 2012.

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