NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Aspect’

by | Mar 8, 2023

Définition : Aspect is the general direction that a given slope faces.
Purpose : Aggregate data on the general direction a given slope faces, combined with wind and weather information, may provide information necessary to assess the risks and hazards of wildland fires at different aspects.
Entry : Enter the appropriate code and description of the general direction that a given slope faces.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Expected Length 1
Element Type Coded Field – The coded field relating to an entry in the code table. Most coded fields allow for Plus+ One codes. For these fields the expected length of the coded entry is depicted as (National length OR Plus+ One length). Only fields with this notation in the expected length column allow for Plus+ One definitions. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted.


Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Aspect’ element

Aspect  Code 
Flat/None 0
Northeast 1
East 2
Southeast 3
South 4
Southwest 5
West 6
Northwest 7
North 8

Topic: NFIRS