LANDFIRE.AK_140FRG

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Wildland Fire Science, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 20161209
Title: LANDFIRE.AK_140FRG
Series_Information:
Series_Name: LANDFIRE Fire Regime Groups
Issue_Identification: LANDFIRE 2014 (LF 1.4.0)
Description:
Abstract:
Broad-scale alterations of historical fire regimes and vegetation dynamics have occurred in many landscapes in the U.S. through the combined influence of land management practices, fire exclusion, ungulate herbivory, insect and disease outbreaks, climate change, and invasion of non-native plant species. The LANDFIRE Program produces maps of historical fire regimes and vegetation conditions using the disturbance dynamics model VDDT. LANDFIRE also produces maps of current vegetation and measurements of current vegetation departure from simulated historical reference conditions. These maps support fire and landscape management planning outlined in the goals of the National Fire Plan, Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy, and the Healthy Forests Restoration Act. Data Summary: The Fire Regime Groups layer characterizes the presumed historical fire regimes within landscapes based on interactions between vegetation dynamics, fire spread, fire effects, and spatial context (Hann and others 2004). Fire regime group definitions have been altered from previous applications (Hann & Bunnell 2001; Schmidt and others 2002; Wildland Fire Communicator's Guide) to best approximate the definitions outlined in the Interagency FRCC Guidebook. These definitions were refined to create discrete, mutually exclusive criteria. This layer was created by linking the BpS layer to the Fire Regime Group rulesets. This geospatial product should display a reasonable approximation of Fire Regime Group, as documented in the Refresh Model Tracker. The Historical Fire Regime Groups data layer categorizes simulated mean fire return intervals and fire severities into five fire regimes defined in the Interagency Fire Regime Condition Class Guidebook. The classes are defined as follows: Fire Regime I: 0 to 35 year frequency, low to mixed severity Fire Regime II: 0 to 35 year frequency, replacement severity Fire Regime III: 35 to 200 year frequency, low to mixed severity Fire Regime IV: 35 to 200 year frequency, replacement severity Fire Regime V: 200+ year frequency, any severity Additional data layer values were included to represent Water (111), Snow / Ice (112), Barren (131), and Sparsely Vegetated (132). Vegetated areas that never burned during the simulations were included in the category "Indeterminate Fire Regime Characteristics" (133); these vegetation types either had no defined fire behavior or had extremely low probabilities of fire ignition.
Purpose:
LANDFIRE data products are designed to facilitate national- and regional-level strategic planning and reporting of management activities. Data products are created at a 30-meter grid spatial resolution raster data set; however, the applicability of data products varies by location and specific use. Principal purposes of the data products include providing, 1) national-level, landscape-scale geospatial products to support fire and fuels management planning, and, 2) consistent fuels data to support fire planning, analysis, and budgeting to evaluate fire management alternatives. Users are advised to evaluate the data carefully for their applications.
Supplemental_Information:
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -179.8299135763675
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -138.75803269007818
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.14926911648406
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 50.824773478534226
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword:
GIS, frg, LANDFIRE 2014, LF_1.4.0, Raster digital data, U.S. Geological Survey, USFS, United States Forest Service, USGS, LANDFIRE, Fire Regime Groups
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: environment
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USGS, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the USGS regarding the use of the data on any other system, nor does the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Data may have been compiled from various outside sources. Spatial information may not meet National Map Accuracy Standards. This information may be updated without notification. The USGS shall not be liable for any activity involving these data, installation, fitness of the data for a particular purpose, its use, or analyses results.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Wildland Fire Science, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605/594-6151
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: helpdesk@landfire.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
Data have been collected and analyzed by teams at both USGS EROS, Sioux Falls, SD and at the USFS, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula, MT. Depending on the data set described primary responsibility may reside with USGS EROS or with USFS. Contact information will be listed in the Contact Section and in the Metadata Reference section with regards to the primary responsibility.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Title: Interagency Fire Regime Condition Class Guidebook.
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.frames.gov/partner-sites/frcc/frcc-guidebook-and-forms/>

Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
LF_1.0.5 was created by linking the BpS Group attribute in the BpS layer with the Refresh Model Tracker (RMT) data and assigning the Fire Regime Group attribute.
Process_Date: 20111231

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: frg
Entity_Type_Definition: Fire Regime Groups
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ObjectID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Value
Attribute_Definition: Fire regime group
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Fire Regime Group I
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Fire Regime Group II
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Fire Regime Group III
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Fire Regime Group IV
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Fire Regime Group V
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 111
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 112
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Snow / Ice
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 131
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Barren
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 132
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sparsely Vegetated
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 133
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indeterminate Fire Regime Characteristics
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -9999
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NODATA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Count
Attribute_Definition: Number of pixels
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Number of pixels
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Label
Attribute_Definition: Fire regime code label
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Definition of the value.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Description
Attribute_Definition: Fire regime code description
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: <= 35 Year Fire Return Interval, Low and Mixed Severity
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: <= 35 Year Fire Return Interval, Replacement Severity
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 35 - 200 Year Fire Return Interval, Low and Mixed Severity
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 35 - 200 Year Fire Return Interval, Replacement Severity
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: > 200 Year Fire Return Interval, Any Severity
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 111
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 112
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Snow / Ice
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 131
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Barren
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 132
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sparsely Vegetated
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 133
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indeterminate Fire Regime Characteristics
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: R
Attribute_Definition: Red color value
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 255
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: G
Attribute_Definition: Green color value
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 255
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: B
Attribute_Definition: Blue color value
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 255
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Red
Attribute_Definition: Red color value/255
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Red color value/255
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Green
Attribute_Definition: Green color value/255
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Green color value/255
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Blue
Attribute_Definition: Blue color value/255
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Blue color value/255
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Value Label
-9999 NODATA 1 Fire Regime Group I 2 Fire Regime Group II 3 Fire Regime Group III 4 Fire Regime Group IV 5 Fire Regime Group V 111 Water 112 Snow / Ice 131 Barren 132 Sparsely Vegetated 133 Indeterminate Fire Regime Characteristics
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: LANDFIRE Fire Regime Groups

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Wildland Fire Science, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605/594-6151
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: helpdesk@landfire.gov
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USGS, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the USGS regarding the use of the data on any other system, nor does the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Data may have been compiled from various outside sources. Spatial information may not meet National Map Accuracy Standards. This information may be updated without notification. The USGS shall not be liable for any activity involving these data, installation, fitness of the data for a particular purpose, its use, or analyses results.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Arc Grid
Format_Version_Number: ArcGIS 10.x
Digital_Transfer_Option:

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20171011
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:
Wildland Fire Science, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address: 47914 252nd St.
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605/594-6151
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: helpdesk@landfire.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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