MTBS released an additional 563 fires to MTBS.gov bringing the total number of fires mapped by the project to 18,497. This data release contains a portion of the fires from the 2013 fire season and Texas historical fires from 1984-2012.
The new file naming convention, originally announced on July 31, 2013, has now been applied to all fires in the MTBS archive. We are re-releasing all 1984-2010 fires with their new file names.
The MTBS project has mapped over 2,722 discovered fires covering over 11.8 million acres.
MTBS has refreshed the 1984 through 2010 data record with new and revised mappings for this timeframe. New and revised mappings in this release are identifiable with a release date of 8/31/2013.
Over the next two weeks MTBS will be refreshing the 1984 through 2010 data record with new and revised mappings for this timeframe. New and revised mappings in this upcoming release will be identifiable with a release date of 8/31/2013.
There have been many changes to naming conventions used in MTBS that were implemented with mapping of the 2011 fires and will be carried forward into the future. Eventually these naming conventions will be retroactively applied to the 1984 to 2010 data record.