The wildland-urban interface map of Catalonia [Research data]
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The wildland-urban interface (WUI) is the area where residential structures intermingle with hazardous vegetation and where most housing losses and human fatalities are concentrated. We provide a WUI map of Catalonia, a fire-prone area in northeast Spain where destructive fires caused substantial economic losses in previous decades. Individual housing location, structure density and the vegetation type were used to map the different WUI classes using a geographical information system. WUI areas were concentrated in the coastal belt where suburban sprawl has ocurred nearby or within unmanaged forests. This geospatial information data provides an approximation of potential loss given a fire and provides valuable information to assist landscape and urban planning in the region.
NoteDades primàries associades a un article publicat a la revista Data in Brief disponible a l'adreça https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2017.12.066
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Alcasena Urdíroz, Fermín J.; Evers, Cody R.; Vega García, Cristina (Elsevier, 2018-01-03)We provide the wildland-urban interface (WUI) map of the autonomous community of Catalonia (Northeastern Spain). The map encompasses an area of some 3.21 million ha and is presented as a 150-m resolution raster dataset. ...
Alcasena Urdíroz, Fermín J.; Salis, Michele; Ager, Alan A.; Castell, Rafael; Vega García, Cristina (MDPI, 2017-01-24)We assessed potential economic losses and transmission to residential houses from wildland fires in a rural area of central Navarra (Spain). Expected losses were quantified at the individual structure level (n = 306) in ...
Alcasena Urdíroz, Fermín J.; Ager, Alan A.; Salis, Michele; Day, Michelle A.; Vega García, Cristina (Universitat de Lleida, 2017)We provide 40 m resolution wildfire spread, hazard and exposure metric raster grids for the 0.13 million ha fire-prone Bages County in central Catalonia (northeastern Spain) corresponding to node influence grid (NIG), crown ...