What is 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.
The WFEIS website allows for two approaches for making fuel consumption and emissions estimates. First, there is an Emissions Calculator webpage that provides a graphical user interface for constructing queries. Second, the WFEIS website responds to queries submitted via properly encoded URL requests (i.e. it implements a RESTful Web API). Examples of valid WFEIS URLs, accessed via the emissions calculator within the KML and text report output formats, can be modified by users and resubmitted to the WFEIS system.
WFEIS is built entirely from open-source software components. Data can be requested in multiple vector and raster formats including ESRI Shapefiles, KML documents, GeoTIFF images, and netCDF files.
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