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SAFARI 2000 Historical Fire Maps, Kruger National Park, 1992-2001

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Data setSAFARI 2000 Historical Fire Maps, Kruger National Park, 1992-2001
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/756
Release date2004-11-01
ProjectSouthern African Regional Science Initiative Project (SAFARI 2000)
Time period1992-05-11 to 2001-03-31

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Description

Kruger National Park (KNP) was established in 1898 to protect wildlife on nearly 2 million hectares of the South African Lowveld. Savanna fires are common in the South African Lowveld during the dry season. The two primary sources of fire ignition, historically and currently, are human activity and lightning. This data set contains a record of all fires observed in the Kruger National Park for each of the 10 fire years from 1992 to 2001. The data were compiled from various sources, including old fire records in hardcopy and vector form, as well as satellite imagery.

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Citation

Woods, D., and N. Govender. 2004. SAFARI 2000 Historical Fire Maps, Kruger National Park, 1992-2001. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/756

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
knp_fire_maps_1992-2001.zip 1.3MB 1992-05-11 - 2001-03-31

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