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Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity Thematic Burn Severity Mosaic (ver. 8.0, April 2024)

January 6, 2021

The Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS) Program assesses the frequency, extent, and magnitude (size and severity) of all large wildland fires (wildfires and prescribed fires) in the conterminous United States (CONUS), Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico for the period 1984 and beyond. All fires reported as greater than 1,000 acres in the western U.S. and greater than 500 acres in the eastern U.S. are mapped across all ownerships. MTBS produces a series of geospatial and tabular data for analysis at a range of spatial, temporal, and thematic scales and are intended to meet a variety of information needs that require consistent data about fire effects through space and time. This map layer is a thematic raster image of MTBS burn severity classes for all inventoried fires occurring during each calendar year. Fires omitted from this mapped inventory are those where suitable satellite imagery was not available, or fires were not discernable from available imagery.

First posted - Febuary 24, 2021
Revised - June 28, 2022 (version 2.0)
Revised - January 6, 2023 (version 3.0)
Revised - March 31, 2023 (version 4.0)
Revised - August 8, 2023 (version 5.0)
Revised - October 26, 2023 (version 6.0)
Revised - January 23, 2024 (version 7.0)
Revised - April 29, 2024 (version 8.0)

Publication Year 2021
Title Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity Thematic Burn Severity Mosaic (ver. 8.0, April 2024)
DOI 10.5066/P9NETC0T
Authors United States Geological Survey, US Forest Service, Kurtis Nelson
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Science Analytics and Synthesis Program