LANDFIRE Remap Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) AK

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
LANDFIRE, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 20210805
Title:
LANDFIRE Remap Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) AK
Edition: LF Remap
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sioux Falls, SD
Publisher:
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://www.landfire.gov
Description:
Abstract:
The LANDFIRE (LF) Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) product depicts fuel types as an identifiable association of fuel elements of distinctive species, form, size, arrangement, and continuity. CFFDRS exhibits characteristic fire behavior under the specified burn conditions. In LF 2016 Remap (LF Remap) the attribute table for the CFFDRS product is a Look Up Table (LUT) software called Prometheus. Prometheus was designed to allow a user on the ground, at a fire, to have a preference of fuel type depending on the situation and the fire environment. In Prometheus, the generic planning grid developed pre-season is populated with choices so that the user in the field can choose which is most appropriate at that given moment.
Purpose:
LF 2016 Remap (LF Remap) is a comprehensive mapping effort that uses recent data to create a new base map product suite that better represents contemporary conditions. LF Remap represents circa 2016 ground conditions and is designed to produce vegetation, disturbance, and fuels products that inform wildland fire and ecological decision systems. LF Remap has improved past methodologies and processes to incorporate current satellite imagery, contemporary data sources, and the latest software and hardware technologies. Final LF Remap products offer significant improvements to all previous LF versions (read more about versions here https://www.landfire.gov/lf_schedule.php).
LF Remap products are designed to facilitate national and regional level strategic fire and resource management planning and reporting of management activities. The principal purposes of the products include providing, 1) national level, landscape scale geospatial products to support fire and fuels management planning, and 2) consistent fuels products to support fire planning, analysis, and budgeting to evaluate fire management alternatives.
Products are created at a 30 meter raster; however, the applicability of products varies by location and specific use. LF products were designed to support 1) national (all states) strategic planning, 2) regional (single large states or groups of smaller states), and 3) strategic/tactical planning for large sub regional landscapes and Fire Management Units (FMUs) (such as significant portions of states or multiple federal administrative entities). The applicability of LF products to support fire and land management planning on smaller areas will vary by product, location, and specific use. Managers and planners must evaluate LF products according to the scale and requirements specific to their needs.
Supplemental_Information:
LF 2016 Remap AK products were mapped with a 90km buffer into Canada. The datum used was NAD 83 AK Albers.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2016
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Biennially
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -179.3173
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 175.4184
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.5478
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.8767
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: fires
Theme_Keyword: hazard preparedness
Theme_Keyword: remote sensing
Theme_Keyword: image collections
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Theme_Keyword: geographic information systems
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: raster digital data
Theme_Keyword: Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
Theme_Keyword: CFFDRS
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
Theme_Keyword: LF 2016 Remap
Theme_Keyword: LANDFIRE 2016 Remap
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Common geographic areas
Place_Keyword: US
Place_Keyword: AK
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Alaska
Place_Keyword: OCONUS
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
LANDFIRE, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Customer Service Representative
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198
Country: U.S.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-6151
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: helpdesk@landfire.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
These products were created by the LF team at USGS EROS, Sioux Falls, SD. Refer to the contact information throughout this metadata to contact the LF team.
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None in place
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description:
If there is ever doubt, contact the LF Help Desk at helpdesk@landfire.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Microsoft Windows 10; ESRI ArcCatalog 10.6.1
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Canadian Wildland Fire Information System
Publication_Date: 1968
Title: Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: application/service
Other_Citation_Details: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/home
Online_Linkage: https://cwfis.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/background/summary/fdr

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Products were tested to ensure that each attribute is represented consistently across all data sets. Attributes were not validated against in person observations.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The products were pixel "truth" tested for consistency of land or water characteristics across all products.
Completeness_Report:
Products were formally tested to ensure that valid data was produced for all pixels. Each product was then validated and tested for duplicates, omissions, and errors.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Beginning in 2016 LF Remap products were created using recent advances in image compositing, tiling algorithms, and faster computing hardware to ensure that LF products remained relevant. LF Remap leveraged the Landsat archive, lidar data, and user contributed field plot data compiled into the LF Reference Database (LFRDB), to create new base map vegetation products. Reference resources included, but were not limited to, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program plot data (USFS https://fia.fs.fed.us/), Landsat Dynamic Surface Water Extent [(DSWE) USGS https://www.usgs.gov/core-science-systems/nli/landsat], the National Land Cover Dataset [(NLCD) USGS https://www.mrlc.gov/data], and National Agricultural Statistics Service [(NASS) USDA - https://www.nass.usda.gov/]. To read more about LF reference resources go to https://www.landfire.gov/reference.php. Information about LF Remap product testing is available by request or via the website at https://www.landfire.gov.
Process_Date: 20210805

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell
Row_Count: 66861
Column_Count: 126115
Vertical_Count: 1

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Standard_Parallel: 55.0
Standard_Parallel: 65.0
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -154.0
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 50.0
False_Easting: 0.0
False_Northing: 0.0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: row and column
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 30.0
Ordinate_Resolution: 30.0
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83)
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: CFFDRS
Entity_Type_Definition: LF Remap CFFDRS attributes spreadsheet.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VALUE
Attribute_Definition: GRID value.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -9999
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 995
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EXPORT_VAL
Attribute_Definition:
Selected based on fire site conditions if the fuel type has choices, such as D1/D2, O-1a/O-1b, M1/M2, and M3/M4. Once the appropriate fuel type is chosen by the user it can be exported to a new GRID or to the fire behavior software.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -9999
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 995
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCRIPTIV
Attribute_Definition:
Short description of predominate vegetation and what would have an impact on the fire site.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NoData
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: See the ADD for additional information.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FUEL_TYPE
Attribute_Definition: Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System fuel type designator.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: See the ADD for additional information.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HUE
Attribute_Definition:
Hue is the color of a point, as found along the spectrum or around a color wheel.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 336.08
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SATURATION
Attribute_Definition:
Saturation is an indicator of the intensity of a hue. Higher saturation hues appear 'stronger', for example being 'more red' or 'more blue'.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100.0
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LIGHTNESS
Attribute_Definition:
Lightness is a measure of how bright or dark a hue is. Physically, this is found in the amplitude and consequent energy of the electromagnetic waves of light.
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100.0
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: R
Attribute_Definition: Red color value/255
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 255
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: G
Attribute_Definition: Green color value/255
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 255
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: B
Attribute_Definition: Blue color value/255
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 255
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RED
Attribute_Definition: Red color value
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1.0
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GREEN
Attribute_Definition: Green color value
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1.0
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BLUE
Attribute_Definition: Blue color value
Attribute_Definition_Source: LF Remap
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1.0
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
LANDFIRE (LF) Remap Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS). An Attribute Table is included with each product download as a .dbf and embedded in the metadata. The Attribute Data Dictionary (ADD) can be found at https://www.landfire.gov/.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: https://landfire.gov/cffdrs.php

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
LANDFIRE, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Customer Service Representative
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198
Country: U.S.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-6151
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: helpdesk@landfire.gov
Distribution_Liability:
This product is reproduced from geospatial information prepared by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) USGS EROS. By removing the contents of this package or taking receipt of these files via electronic file transfer methods, you understand that the data stored on this media can be updated at any time. Represented features may not be in an accurate geographic location. USGS EROS makes no expressed or implied warranty, including warranty of merchantability and fitness, with respect to the character, function, or capabilities of the data or their appropriateness for any user's purposes. USGS EROS reserves the right to correct, update, modify, or replace this geospatial information without notification.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCG
Format_Version_Date: 20210805
Format_Specification: LF Remap
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: https://www.landfire.gov
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20210805
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
LANDFIRE, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Customer Service Representative
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198
Country: U.S.
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
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: None

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