USGCRP: Size of U.S. Wildfires, 1983 to 2008
Entry ID: USGCRP-USWildfires1983-2008

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Abstract: In the western United States, both the frequency of large wildfires and the length of the fire season have increased substantially in recent decades, due primarily to earlier spring snowmelt and higher spring and summer temperatures (Westerling, A. L., H. G. Hidalgo, D. R. Cayan, and T. W. Swetnam). These changes in climate have reduced the availability of moisture, drying out the vegetation that ... View entire text
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  N: 50.0   S: 20.0   E: -60.0   W: -130.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Interagency Coordination Center
Dataset Title: Total Wildland Fires and Acres (1960 - 2007)
Dataset Release Date: 2008
Dataset Publisher: USGCRP
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-01-01
Stop Date: 2008-12-31
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Phone: +1 202 223 6262
Fax: +1 202 223 3065
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Postal Code: 20006
Country: USA
National Interagency Coordination Center (2008), Total Wildland Fires and Acres (1960 - 2007), National Interagency Coordination Center, Boise, ID
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-05-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-04
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