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United States Geological Survey fire science--Fire danger monitoring and forecasting

Fact Sheet 2012-3121

Geographic Analysis and Monitoring Program
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Abstract

Each day, the U.S. Geological Survey produces 7-day forecasts for all Federal lands of the distributions of number of ignitions, number of fires above a given size, and conditional probabilities of fires growing larger than a specified size. The large fire probability map is an estimate of the likelihood that ignitions will become large fires. The large fire forecast map is a probability estimate of the number of fires on federal lands exceeding 100 acres in the forthcoming week. The ignition forecast map is a probability estimate of the number of fires on Federal land greater than 1 acre in the forthcoming week. The extreme event forecast is the probability estimate of the number of fires on Federal land that may exceed 5,000 acres in the forthcoming week.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
United States Geological Survey fire science--Fire danger monitoring and forecasting
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2012-3121
Subseries
Geographic Analysis and Monitoring Program
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
Online Only (Y/N):
Y