What is WFEIS?


WFEIS is a web application that provides both data and a calculator for assessments of historical wildland fire emissions across the US**

WFEIS integrates geospatial burned area, fuel moisture, and fuel loading data layers with the US Forest Service's Consume model to produce emissions inventory estimates. The stats page provides pre-calculated emissions inventory data for the US and US states for select burned area products. Using the calculator, users can specify location, date range, and emissions calculation options for custom model runs. Data can be requested and delivered in multiple spatial and non-spatial formats including JSON, CSV, and ESRI Shapefiles.

WFEIS does not provide real-time emissions assessments of active fires, although users can use the calculator to submit their own active perimeter data and input known fuel moistures for rapid assessment. For near real-time and forecast emissions and plume information, see the US Forest Service's AirFire BlueSky Daily Runs viewer.

**Support for Canada is currently available in beta stage

Updates and versioning history


October 16, 2020

WFEIS version rotated to 2.2020.10. Changes include:

August 21, 2020

WFEIS version rotated to 2.1 with entirely rebuilt backend and interface.

August 6, 2015

WFEIS version rotated to 0.5. Associated changes include:

June 19, 2014

Website content updates:

March 19, 2014

WFEIS version rotated to 0.4. Associated changes include:

October 2, 2013

WFEIS version rotated to 0.3. Associated changes include: