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NACP Peatland Landcover Type and Wildfire Burn Severity Maps, Alberta, Canada

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Data setNACP Peatland Landcover Type and Wildfire Burn Severity Maps, Alberta, Canada
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1283
Release date2015-09-03
ProjectNorth American Carbon Program (NACP)
Time Period2010-06-17 to 2013-07-22

Description

This data set provides landcover maps of (1) peatland type (bog, fen, marsh, swamp) with levels of biomass (open, forested) and (2) Burn Severity Index (BSI) (Dyrness and Norum, 1983) for four wildfire areas in northern Alberta, Canada. The four wildfire sites include the Utikuma fire site of 2011, Kidney Lake fire site of 2011, Fort McMurray west fire site of 2009, and Fort McMurray east fire site of 2009. The peatland classification at 12.5-m resolution (fen vs. bog including treed vs. open vs. shrubby) at each wildfire site was based on a pre-burn 2007 multi-date, multi-sensor fusion (Optical-IR, C-band and L-band SAR) approach. Over 350 field locations were sampled in central Alberta to train and validate the peatland type maps. The additional site, Wabasca, was an unburned site. Burn severity was measured in the field using the Burn Severity Index (BSI) (Dyrness and Norum 1987), a qualitative assessment of burnt moss that uses a 1-5 scale, with 1 being unburnt and 5 being severely burnt. The field data of ground consumption were correlated with Landsat pre- and post-burn imagery, specific to peatlands, to develop multivariate models for calculating burn severity and %-not-sphagnum-moss. These models were used to generate the Burn Severity Maps at 30-m resolution (percent unburned moss, and the burn severity index (BSI)). All sites were visited in 2013 for field measurements and the Utikuma site was also visited in 2012 for field measurements. Additional biophysical data for the various peatlands (aboveground biomass - tree and shrub, plant heights, density, etc. were collected and will be provided in another data set). There are five peatland type maps in GeoTIFF (*.tif) format and six burn severity maps in GeoTIFF (*.tif) format with this data set. Field data from centeral Alberta used to train and validate the peatland type maps is included as comma-separated (*.csv) file.

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Citation

Bourgeau-chavez, L.L., S. Endres, E. Banda, R.B. Powell, M.R. Turetsky, B. Benscoter, and E.S. Kasischke. 2015. NACP Peatland Landcover Type and Wildfire Burn Severity Maps, Alberta, Canada. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1283
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Project

North American Carbon Program (NACP): The North American Carbon Program (NACP) is a multidisciplinary research program designed to obtain scientific understanding of North America's carbon sources and sinks and of changes in carbon stocks needed to meet societal concerns and to provide tools for decision makers.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesLatitudeLongitude
Alberta_field_validation_data_variable.csv 158.1 KB 2010-06-17 - 2013-07-22 57.21N To 55.23N110.29W To 114.90W
BSI_Kidney_Lake_2009.tif 317.4 KB 2010-06-17 - 2013-07-22 57.03N To 56.91N110.29W To 114.55W
peatland_type_fort_mcmurray_east.tif 5.3 MB 2010-06-17 - 2013-07-22 56.65N To 55.56N110.62W To 112.02W
peatland_type_fort_mcmurray_west.tif 4.2 MB 2010-06-17 - 2013-07-22 56.66N To 55.56N111.16W To 112.57W
peatland_type_wabasca.tif 6.9 MB 2010-06-17 - 2013-07-22 56.62N To 55.15N112.64W To 114.03W
pct-not-sphag_MWF_2009.tif 1.4 MB 2010-06-17 - 2013-07-22 57.21N To 55.23N110.29W To 114.90W
pct-not-sphag_Utikuma_2011.tif 4.8 MB 2010-06-17 - 2013-07-22 57.21N To 55.23N110.29W To 114.90W
pct-not-sphag_Kidney_Lake_2009.tif 410.0 KB 2010-06-17 - 2013-07-22 57.21N To 55.23N110.29W To 114.90W
peatland_type_kidney_lake.tif 3.1 MB 2010-06-17 - 2013-07-22 57.17N To 56.53N114.09W To 115.45W
peatland_type_utikuma.tif 6.2 MB 2010-06-17 - 2013-07-22 56.48N To 55.08N114.14W To 115.79W
BSI_MWF_2009.tif 1.1 MB 2010-06-17 - 2013-07-22 57.21N To 55.23N110.29W To 114.90E
BSI_Utikuma_2011.tif 3.8 MB 2010-06-17 - 2013-07-22 57.21N To 55.23N110.29W To 114.90W

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