What is WFEIS?

WFEIS is a web application that provides tools for assessments of historical wildland fire emissions across US, Canada, and global boreal regions

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.

Specify location, date range, and emissions calculation options. Data can be requested and delivered in multiple formats including JSON, CSV, and ESRI Shapefiles.
View and download pre-calculated emissions inventory data by state/province or country. Choose from multiple burned area products.

What about smoke from fires happening right now?

WFEIS does not provide real-time emissions assessments of active fires. However, users can use the calculator to load WFIGS current wildland fire perimeters or submit their own active perimeter data and input estimated fuel moistures for rapid assessment.

For near real-time and forecast emissions and smoke plume information for US and Canada, see the US Forest Service's AirFire BlueSky Daily Runs viewer.

Year-to-date fire activity

As of:
Source: MODIS MCD64A1 Burned Area Product (v6.1) using FCCS fuelbed system

Updates and versioning history

July 6, 2023

Assorted updates (no version change):

August 25, 2022

WFEIS version rotated to 2.2022.08. Changes include:

July 11, 2022

WFEIS version rotated to 2.2022.07. Changes include:

March 9, 2022

WFEIS version rotated to 2.2022.03. Changes include:

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: