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Historical wildfire data : 1996 to 2005

Description

Dataset including information on wildfires in the province of Alberta from 1996 to 2005, inclusive. Information tracked for each fire includes: cause, size, location (latitude and longitude, legal land description, and forest area), time and duration, weather conditions, staffing and physical resources used to suppress the fire, and area burned.

Updated

November 1, 2018

Tags
wildfires

Title and Dataset Information

Date Modified

2018-11-01

Update Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment (1971-1992, 1999-2011)

Subject Information

Start Date

1996-01-01

End Date

2005-12-31

Resource Dates

Date Created

2006-01-01

Date Added to catalogue

2022-11-22T20:19:03.024739

Date Issued

2006-01-01

Date Modified

2018-11-01

Audience information

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Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

The Alberta Forest Service initiated the modern era of wildfire recordkeeping in 1931, the first complete fire season under provincial jurisdiction. Over the years, this information has been recorded, stored and made available in different formats. Starting in 1996, paper records were no longer being retained and wildfire history data have been entered at the field level on the Fire Information Resource Evaluation System (FIRES). A client-server architecture employed over a wide area network allows users to maintain a central database.

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