On June 25, 2020, the "Changes to the Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity program mapping production procedures and data products" paper was released in the journal Fire Ecology (https://doi.org/10.1186/s42408-020-00076-y). This paper describes how the MTBS program's burned area and burn severity mapping methods have changed through time, and how these changes subsequently affect the burned area and burn severity products. Overall, we found that remapped MTBS products can be significantly different from
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The complete dataset for the nationwide 2018 fires is anticipated to be released by the end of August 2020. MTBS is currently developing and will publish a tentative schedule for future data releases. Please check back here for additional updates.
MTBS released 1,296 new fires to MTBS.gov bringing the total number of fires mapped by the project to 22,969. This data release contains all 2017 fires. With this release the MTBS data record now spans the years 1984 through 2017.