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Prefire image

Prefire Subset map image

Prefire scenes are comprised of Landsat TM/ETM/OLI data and processed to MRLC standards. Scenes are selected to match the seasonality and phenology of the postfire image chosen. This layer has been clipped to a 3km-buffered bounding box around the burn area boundary.
File Format: GeoTiff
File name: <Fire ID>_pre_refl.tif

Postfire image

Postfire Subset map image

Postfire scenes are comprised of Landsat TM/ETM/OLI data and processed to MRLC standards. Scenes are selected for either an initial or extended assessment for mapping. The assessment type chosen is dependent on the affected ecosystem and its response to fire. This layer has been clipped to a 3km-buffered bounding box around the burn area boundary.
File Format: GeoTiff
File name: <Fire ID>_post_refl.tif

NBR/dNBR/RdNBR images

DNBR Subset map image

NBR, dNBR, and RdNBR images are created for each fire depending if the fire was mapped using a single scene (NBR) or two scene (dNBR/RdNBR) mapping strategy.
File Format: GeoTiff
File name: <Fire ID>_d.tif (dNBR);
<Fire ID>_rd.tif (RdNBR); <Fire ID>_n.tif (NBR)

Thematic burn severity

Burn Severity Subset map image

Burn severity layers are thematic images depicting severity as unburned to low, low, moderate, high, and increased greenness (increased postfire vegetation response). The layer may also have a sixth class representing a mask for clouds, shadows, large water bodies, or other features on the landscape that erroneously affect the severity classification.
File Format: GeoTiff
File name: <Fire ID>_dt.tif (dNBR) or
<Fire ID>_nt.tif (NBR)

Fire perimeter

Perimeter Subset map image

Burned area boundary as detected from postfire imagery
File Format: ESRI shapefile
File name: <Fire ID>.shp

FGDC metadata

FGDC Metadata Note Pad image

The FGDC-compliant metadata for each fire is captured in two file formats that include the geospatial information and associated datasets used to map the fire.
File Format: Text and XML documents
File name: <Fire ID>_metadata.txt and
<Fire ID>_metadata.xml

Fire maps

PDF Firemap Poster image
KMZ Fire Map image

Two visualization products are created for each fire, one in PDF format and another in KMZ format. The PDF map portrays the postfire image and fire severity summarized by severity class and associated acres. The KMZ map displays prefire, postfire, fire severity and burn perimeter layers.
File Format: PDF and KMZ
File name: <Fire ID>_map.pdf and
<Fire ID>.kmz

Burned Area Boundaries

Composite Burned Area Boundaries map image

The burned area boundaries dataset is a vector polygon ESRI shapefile of the extent of the burned areas of all currently completed MTBS fires for the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
File Format: ESRI shapefile
File name: mtbs_perims_1984-xxxx (completed year).tar.gz

Fire Occurrence Location

Composite Fire Occurrence Locations map image

The fire occurrence location dataset is a vector point ESRI shapefile of the centroids of all currently completed MTBS fires occurring in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
File Format: ESRI shapefile
File name: mtbs_fod_pts_1984-xxxx (completed year)_<release date>.tar.gz

Burn Severity Mosaics

MTBS BS Mosaic map image

The burn severity mosaics consist of thematic raster images of MTBS burn severity classes for all currently completed MTBS fires for the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Mosaicked burn severity images are compiled annually for each year of the MTBS data record.
File Format: GeoTiff
File name:
mtbs_<selected area>_dt_<selected year>_<release date>.zip

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