- USDA Forest Service (USFS): The former Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC) is now Geospatial Service and Technology Center (GSTC): https://www.fs.fed.us/gstc/ & https://fsapps.nwcg.gov/
- CAL FIRE: http://www.fire.ca.gov/
- CAL OES Statewide: https://calema.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=660218d9469d46f9be467579cdb92c16
- Fire Situation Awareness: https://calema.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=33c284a58166427bab05a115414930ed
Portal to geographic regions and fire weather information
Ventura County Fire: http://vcfd.org/
Information about individual fires
Incident Information System: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
For viewing Earth, active fire and aerosol data
This site provides an excellent view of what is happening daily: https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/
[zoom to area of interest and day, add layers, Fires, Fires and Thermal Anomolies, Aqua and Terrra (VIIRS too next), click data and night, close “X” search]
NASA active fire data (easy to use)
One can use these data to see the daily/hourly evolution and movement of fire hot spots. These data include ancillary information [e.g., Brightness Temperature, Fire Radiative Power (proxy for intensity)]
Available in text (ASCII) or shape files
Forest Service (easy to use) – one can view or download. These are often satellite-based data.
NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product:
Burned area, severity, debris-flow modeling
NASA Applied Sciences Wildland Fire program
For post-fire analysis, one could use Landsat data (16-day return interval).
RECOVER was designed as a Wildland Fire Decision-Support-System tool, however this system has been used for active-fire response to provide relevant data layers.
Keith Weber would be very happy for you to use RECOVER to assist with the California wildfires.
To request a fire web map:
Send an email to Keith Weber (email@example.com )
Include a fire name (even “Fire01” will work)
Include some form of map data describing the area to be included in this RECOVER web map. Sending a shapefile works great.
We will generate the web map for you (the requestor) and send you the link ASAP.
When time allows, you can learn more about RECOVER by visiting http://giscenter.isu.edu/research/Techpg/nasa_RECOVER/index.htm
The USGS has predictions of debris flow for many Western fires already online:
You can also request they model fires that are not already posted!
Rapid Response Erosion Database
Mary Ellen Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) has a database for creating hydrological modeling inputs for predicting post-fire erosion and run-off and could help you learn the modeling if you want.
ESRI ArcMap information
This map shows accidents, traffic jams, road closures and fires (updated in minutes)
- Air Now: https://www.airnow.gov/
- NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (HAQAST): https://haqast.org/nasa-tools/