• Gregory K. Dillon
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
  • Penelope Morgan
    University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Department of Forest Resources
  • Robert E. Keane II
    US Forest Service, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
Publication Date: 2009

Cataloging Information

  • fire management
  • fire potential
  • fire severity
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Record Last Modified: January 28, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 57152


The Fire Severity Mapping System project (FIRESEV) is geared toward providing fire managers across the western United States critical information about the potential ecological effects of wildland fire at multiple levels of thematic, spatial, and temporal detail. A major component of FIRESEV is a comprehensive map of the western U.S. depicting the potential for fires to burn with high severity if they should occur. Developed as a 30m-resolution raster dataset, the map is intended to be an online resource that managers can download and use to evaluate the potential ecological effects associated with new and potential fire events.

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