Announcements

Two additional search features were added to the MTBS Reporting Summaries web page which allows users to further customize tabular and graphical summaries of MTBS data. Enhancements include a Linear Search and a Seasonal Search, each of which facilitate targeted searches and a unique rendering of the results for more robust data assessment and analysis.

In response to user requests, the regional annual thematic burn severity raster data seamless mosaics broken out by MTBS mapping zone are being replaced with a series of national mosaics. The new national seamless mosaicked datasets are available in ERDAS Imagine format for the Continental US, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico on an annual basis from the National Geospatial Data web page.

MTBS released an additional 1,119 fires to MTBS.gov bringing the total number of fires mapped by the project to 13,619. This data release includes all mapped fires for the 2009 fire season. With this release the MTBS data record now includes all years from 1984 through 2009.

MTBS released an additional 1,551 fires to MTBS.gov bringing the total number of fires mapped by the project to 12,505. This data release includes newly released data as well as revisions for specified fires within the following MTBS zones and years:

Registration is now open for the Geospatial Assessment and Application of Burn Severity Data training webinar. This webinar will cover three major burn severity mapping programs in the United States: BAERRAVG, and MTBS. This training is open to all federal land management agencies, and will focus on general awareness of the programs as well as GIS techniques needed to utilize these data in your work. 

MTBS released an additional 124 fires to MTBS.gov bringing the total number of fires mapped by the project to 10,989. This data release includes newly released data as well as revisions for specified fires within the following MTBS zones and years:

MTBS released an additional 1,627 fires to MTBS.gov bringing the total number of fires mapped by the project to 10,877. This data release includes newly released data as well as revisions for specified fires within the following MTBS zones and years:

MTBS released an additional 1,064 fires to MTBS.gov. This release includes nationwide 2008 fires only. To search for this newly released data, users can query the database by creating a Temporal Data Search by choosing either the Release Date radio button and selecting 04/30/2010 from the dropdown menu or by choosing the Fire Occurrence Date radio button and selecting the date range January 1, 2008 thru December 31, 2008. 

MTBS hosted a one day workshop at the 4th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress in Savannah, GA. The workshop objective was to introduce participants to the concepts and principles used by MTBS to map fire severity using remote sensing. Participants learned how to access MTBS data via the project website, customize MTBS fire severity data for specific user needs, integrate and analyze these data with local GIS map layers, and how this information can support management decisions.

MTBS released an additional 2,172 fires to MTBS.gov. This update includes nationwide 2007 fires as well as any revised fire datasets that have undergone quality control review. To exclusively search for this newly released data, users can query the database by creating a Temporal Data Search and choosing Release Date 2009-11-18 from the dropdown menu.