DWM data are used to strategically assess fuel/biomass loads across the United States. They also serve numerous research interests related to the health of America's forests. Three types of DWM data summary products may be available at the State and regional scales. The first tier of products that result from DWM data analysis are tabular summarizations (core reports). The second tier of analysis are graphical representations of core reports created in such a way as to aid regional and/or State analysts. The third tier of analysis consists of map products. DWM mapping techniques may combine all phases of the FIA inventory, in addition to ancillary data sets, to produce large-scale maps of DWM components.
Last Modified: 02/06/2007