A proof of concept experiment to visualize cumulative Alaskan wildfires perimeters over the past several decades.
Data are from Alaska Interagency Coordination Center, Alaska Fire Service, BLM, US Forest Service, and ESRI. The shapefile data is from AIFC’s GIS service for historical fire perimeters.
**Data is not complete. Compilation methods have changed over the years and use a variety of techniques.
AICC has a powerful public facing GIS that synthesizes a broad selection of meteorological, satellite, remote sensing, lightening, public-submitted data, and more. Many datasets are available for download.
After a warm winter with little snow, spring could bring a busy fire season to southwest Alaska. The 2015 March outlook documents the weather patterns that are setting up for the season.