State of the Climate Monthly Overview - National Wildfires

browse graphicJuly Wildfire Activity (2000-2013)
The State of the Climate is a collection of periodic summaries recapping climate-related occurrences on both a global and national scale. The State of the Climate Monthly Overview-National Wildfires provides a summary of wildland fires in the U.S. and related weather and climate conditions. Statistical summaries such as the number of fires and acres burned are provided as are reports from the U.S. Drought Monitor and fire danger maps. Monthly reports for the summer "fire season" and annual summaries begin in July 2002. Depending on conditions, reporting was extended beyond the summer and fall seasons, and beginning in 2009 a summary was generated for each month. Following the July 2013 report, and until further notice, NCEI will no longer issue the Wildfire component of its Monthly Climate report. All previous Wildfire reports will be maintained online. Updated statistics will be updated on our Wildfire Societal Impacts webpage.
  • How to cite: A suggested citation is provided at the bottom of each online report. Users should modify according to their writing style.
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00774
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Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
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Dataset Point of Contact Customer Engagement Branch
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Time Period 2009 to 2013-07
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 18.0
S: 72.0
E: -65.0
W: 172.0
Spatial Coverage Map
Dataset Information
  • NCEI/NCEI Climate Monitoring
    The Climate Monitoring mission is to monitor and assess the state of the Earth's climate in near real-time, providing decision-makers at all levels of the public and private sectors with data and information on climate trends and variability including perspectives on how the climate of today compares to the past. The web page provides access to available reports and products.
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 1998
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Supplemental Information
Following the July 2013 report, and until further notice, NCDC will no longer issue the Wildfire component of its Monthly Climate report. All previous Wildfire reports will be maintained online. Wildfire information and statistics are available through: The National Interagency Fire Center Inciweb.
Purpose This State of the Climate report provides decision-makers at all levels of the public and private sectors with data and information on climate trends and variability each month, season, and year for the United States, including perspectives on how the climate of today compares to the past.
Dataset Citation
  • How to cite: A suggested citation is provided at the bottom of each online report. Users should modify according to their writing style.
Originators
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","BIOSPHERE","ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS","FIRE"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","BIOSPHERE","ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS","FIRE ECOLOGY","FIRE DYNAMICS"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","BIOSPHERE","ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS","FIRE ECOLOGY","FIRE OCCURRENCE"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","CLIMATE INDICATORS","LAND SURFACE/AGRICULTURE INDICATORS","FIRE WEATHER INDEX"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","CLIMATE INDICATORS","LAND SURFACE/AGRICULTURE INDICATORS","FOREST FIRE DANGER INDEX"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","HUMAN DIMENSIONS","ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT","FIRE MANAGEMENT"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","HUMAN DIMENSIONS","NATURAL HAZARDS","WILDFIRES"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","HUMAN DIMENSIONS","NATURAL HAZARDS","WILDFIRES","WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","CLIMATE INDICATORS","LAND SURFACE/AGRICULTURE INDICATORS","DROUGHT INDICES","PALMER DROUGHT SEVERITY INDEX"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA","DROUGHT"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","CLIMATE INDICATORS","ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS","EXTREME WEATHER","EXTREME DROUGHT"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES","ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES","AGRICULTURAL ADVISORIES","DROUGHT FORECAST"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES","ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES","FIRE ADVISORIES"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES","ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES","FIRE ADVISORIES","WILDFIRES"
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • "DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC","National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce"
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
Use Constraints
  • How to cite: A suggested citation is provided at the bottom of each online report. Users should modify according to their writing style.
  • Please note that State of the Climate reports are based upon operational datasets. The official operational datasets chosen for the report can and do change over time. The nature of these changes can be evolutionary, such as addition of previously-missing data or changes due to quality-assurance algorithms. Changes may also be revolutionary, in that a new version of an operational dataset, or a different dataset altogether, are adopted for official use. In any of these cases, the values presented in the State of the Climate reports reflect those known at the time, using the official dataset at the time. Values are not updated or edited within past reports, unless otherwise noted, even if the underlying official dataset has since changed.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement NCEI datasets are generally used as primary source data for the monthly narrative. However, for some phenomena not entirely captured by these datasets, trusted external data and analyses are used to supplement primary data sources.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2018-01-19
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