Document


Title

Wildland fire and weather information data warehouse
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): D. R. Bunton
Editor(s): J. M. Vasievich ; J. S. Fried ; L. A. Leefers
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • computer programs
  • fire frequency
  • fire management
  • land management
  • weather observations
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: August 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 46847
Tall Timbers Record Number: 22666
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:NC-205
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

The USDA Forest Service stores fire occurrence data in a relational data base for planning, analysis, and other purposes. Weather observations are stored in the same data base for all five federal land management agencies and some state wildland agencies. Ready access to fire occurrence and weather data enables managers, planners, and operations personnel to make informed decisions based upon the past and projections into the future. This presentation discusses the design philosophy behind the data base, issues dealing with the care and feeding of the data base and data stored there, and how data helps field users.

Citation:
Bunton, D. R. 2000. Wildland fire and weather information data warehouse, in Vasievich, J. M., Fried, J. S., and Leefers, L. A., Seventh Symposium on Systems Analysis in Forest Resources. Traverse City MI. North Central Research Station, USDA Forest Service,St. Paul, MI. p. 297-302,General Technical Report NC-205.