USDA Forest Service

Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team


Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team
Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory

400 N 34th Street, Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 732-7800

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Icon of a magnifying glassWildland Fire Emissiosn Inventory System (WFEIS)

The Wildland Fire Emissions Information System (WFEIS) is a web-based tool that provides users a simple user interface for computing wildland fire emissions across North America at landscape to regional scales (1-km spatial resolution). WFEIS provides access to fire perimeter maps along with corresponding fuel loading data layers and fuel consumption models to compute wildland fire fuel consumption and fire emissions for specified locations and date ranges. The system currently allows for calculation of emissions from fires within the United States (excluding Hawaii and territories) from 1982 to 2009.

Allometric equations in the Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS) calculator produce fuel loadings, other plot-level metrics, and fire-hazard potential. The Phython-version of Consume 3.0 is a module within WFEIS used to calculate fire consumption estimates.

Team Lead: Don McKenzie

U.S. Forest Service - PNW- FERA
Last Modified: Monday, 16 December 2013 at 14:18:39 CST

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