Fire Weather Zones

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Weather Service
Publication_Date: First Created 2002
Title: Fire Weather Zones
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/firezone.htm>
Description:
Abstract: National Weather Service (NWS) Fire Weather Zones.
Purpose:
This data set is used to delineate the Fire Weather Zones that are used by NWS in the fire weather forecast program.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2002
Ending_Date: Present
Currentness_Reference: Data updated as needed
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -179.133163
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 179.788025
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.398094
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 5.259833
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword: Fire Weather Zones
Place:
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword: Current
Access_Constraints: No Restrictions
Use_Constraints: No use Restrictions
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ira Graffman
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NWS/OST
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 0763 x 104
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301 713 9395
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.graffman@noaa.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All attributes were verifed by the individual Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) by inspection of the data with a GIS or by viewing a hard or software image of the data. Error reports of errors received from WFO's and external users also contributed to the accuracy of the Attributes.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
These data are believed to be logically consistent. Testing was performed by finding the smallest polygons and determining them to be "slivers" or genuine polygons and by overlaying a large polygon and combining, to find "holes' in the data. Since this data set is a polygon shapefile line geometry is presumed to be topologically clean.
Completeness_Report:
The shoreline boundaries of the data is dependent on the shoreline edges of rivers and bays as delineated on a USGS DLG The edges or borders of the boundary might change as the natural land changes and WFOs request changes. The zone boundaries are consistent with county boundaries when county boundaries coorespond to zone boundaries and the accuracy of the zone boundries that do not lie on county boundaries as provided by the WFO or other sources containing boundaries for National and State Forests.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The data was created from USGS 1:2,000,000 DLG county data and assumed to have the same horizontal accuracy of that data. set. The internal accuracy of the zones that "split" counties varies depending on the criteria used to "split" the county (township line, coutour line, hand drawn, etc).
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Weather Service
Publication_Date: 1995
Title: Public Forecast Zones
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/pubzone.htm>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2,000,000
Type_of_Source_Media: online shapefile in "zip" format
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Park Service
Publication_Date: April 1999
Title: National Park System Boundary Dataset
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2,000,000
Type_of_Source_Media: Shapefile
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Public Forecast Zone shapefile was copied to become a Fire Weather Zone shapefile. Information, either in digital (shapefile) or text form was obtained from the WFOs for those fire zones that differ from the public zones. Approriate edits were made using polygon splits and unions to create the fire weather zones.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Public Forecast Zones
Process_Date: 20030120
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ira Graffman
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NWS/SEC
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 0763 x 104
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301 714 9395
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.graffman@noaa.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 3052

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000278
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000278
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: fz
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition: State Abbreviation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ZONE
Attribute_Definition: Zone Number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CWA
Attribute_Definition: Id of WFO responsible for zone
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: Name of forecast zone
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE_ZONE
Attribute_Definition: State and zone number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TIME_ZONE
Attribute_Definition: Time zone
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FE_AREA
Attribute_Definition: Not used
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT
Attribute_Definition: Longitude of centroid of zone
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LON
Attribute_Definition: Latitude of centroid of zone

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ira Graffman
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NWS/OST
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1325 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 0763 x 104
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301 713 9395
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.graffman@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Shapefile
File_Decompression_Technique: Zip
Transfer_Size: 16.407
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030416
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NWS/OST
Contact_Person: Ira Graffman
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1325 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 0763 x 104
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301 713 9395
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.grafffman@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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