Landfire Forest Canopy Cover

Metadata Updated: May 2, 2019

LANDFIRE (LF) fuel data describe the composition and characteristics of surface and canopy fuel. LF fuel products: provide consistent fuel data to support fire planning, analysis, and budgeting to evaluate fire management alternativessupplement strategic and tactical planning for fire operationsThe Forest Canopy Cover (CC) layer describes the percent cover of the tree canopy in a stand. Specifically, canopy cover describes the vertical projection of the tree canopy onto an imaginary horizontal surface representing the ground's surface.

CC is generated using a predictive modeling approach that relates Landsat imagery and spatially explicit biophysical gradients to calculated values of average canopy cover from field training sites and digital orthophoto quadrangles.

CC supplies information to fire behavior models to determine the probability of crown fire initiation, provide input in the spotting model, calculate wind reductions, and compute the volume of crown fuel.

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Metadata Created Date October 12, 2018
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2019

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2018
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2019
Publisher U.S. Forest Service
Unique Identifier
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:96
Metadata Context
Schema Version
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Harvest Object Id 1814b72f-1d52-4e75-bc01-f0c36d43befb
Harvest Source Id 50ca39af-9ddb-466d-8cf3-84d67a204346
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Data First Published 2018-10-10
Homepage URL
Data Last Modified 2018-10-12
Program Code 005:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash eaf20056804ff7a1c5cc293fb3e1a883623c6c5c
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -180.0,-90.0,180.0,90.0

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