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CARVE: Alaskan Fire Emissions Database (AKFED), 2001-2013


DatasetCARVE: Alaskan Fire Emissions Database (AKFED), 2001-2013
Release date2015-09-17
ProjectCarbon in Arctic Reservoirs Vulnerability Experiment (CARVE)
Time period2001-01-01 to 2013-12-31

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Citations120152015Publications citing this dataset
Downloads2502015-09-292017-10-191419 total files downloaded


This data set provides estimates of annual carbon emissions (kg carbon per square meter) from boreal fires at 450-m resolution for the state of Alaska between 2001 and 2013. To produce these data, daily burned area for 2001 to 2013 was mapped using imagery from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) combined with perimeters from the Alaska Large Fire Database. Carbon consumption was calibrated using available field measurements from black spruce forests in Alaska. Above- and below-ground carbon consumption were modeled based on environmental variables including elevation, day of burning within the fire season, pre-fire tree cover and the differenced normalized burn ratio (dNBR). Modeled uncertainties in carbon consumption are included in the data set. The derived burn area and carbon emissions product, referred to as the Alaskan Fire Emissions Database (AKFED), provides a resource for study of the environmental controls on daily fire dynamics, boreal fire emissions in biogeochemical models, and potential feedbacks from changing fire regimes.

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Veraverbeke, S., B.M. Rogers, and J.T. Randerson. 2015. CARVE: Alaskan Fire Emissions Database (AKFED), 2001-2013. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
AKFED_carbon_consumption_2002.tif 907.5KB 2002-01-01 to 2002-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_2003.tif 787.3KB 2003-01-01 to 2003-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_2004.tif 1.2MB 2004-01-01 to 2004-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_2005.tif 1.1MB 2005-01-01 to 2005-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_2006.tif 753.3KB 2006-01-01 to 2006-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_2007.tif 786.4KB 2007-01-01 to 2007-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_2008.tif 750.8KB 2008-01-01 to 2008-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_2009.tif 975.2KB 2009-01-01 to 2009-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_2010.tif 803.6KB 2010-01-01 to 2010-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_2011.tif 759.1KB 2011-01-01 to 2011-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_2012.tif 753.7KB 2012-01-01 to 2012-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_2013.tif 833.5KB 2013-01-01 to 2013-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_uncertainty_2001.tif 755.7KB 2001-01-01 to 2001-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_uncertainty_2002.tif 905.6KB 2002-01-01 to 2002-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_uncertainty_2003.tif 786.7KB 2003-01-01 to 2003-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_uncertainty_2004.tif 1.3MB 2004-01-01 to 2004-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_uncertainty_2005.tif 1.1MB 2005-01-01 to 2005-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_uncertainty_2006.tif 753.2KB 2006-01-01 to 2006-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_uncertainty_2007.tif 785.6KB 2007-01-01 to 2007-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_uncertainty_2008.tif 750.6KB 2008-01-01 to 2008-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_uncertainty_2009.tif 973.6KB 2009-01-01 to 2009-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_uncertainty_2010.tif 802.2KB 2010-01-01 to 2010-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_uncertainty_2011.tif 758.5KB 2011-01-01 to 2011-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_uncertainty_2012.tif 753.3KB 2012-01-01 to 2012-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_uncertainty_2013.tif 831.8KB 2013-01-01 to 2013-12-31
AKFED_carbon_consumption_2001.tif 756.6KB 2001-01-01 to 2001-12-31
AKFED_fire_doy_2001.tif 746.5KB 2001-01-01 to 2001-12-31
AKFED_fire_doy_2002.tif 801.4KB 2002-01-01 to 2002-12-31
AKFED_fire_doy_2003.tif 759.3KB 2003-01-01 to 2003-12-31
AKFED_fire_doy_2004.tif 921.8KB 2004-01-01 to 2004-12-31
AKFED_fire_doy_2005.tif 882.3KB 2005-01-01 to 2005-12-31
AKFED_fire_doy_2006.tif 747.5KB 2006-01-01 to 2006-12-31
AKFED_fire_doy_2007.tif 760.5KB 2007-01-01 to 2007-12-31
AKFED_fire_doy_2008.tif 746.4KB 2008-01-01 to 2008-12-31
AKFED_fire_doy_2009.tif 826.0KB 2009-01-01 to 2009-12-31
AKFED_fire_doy_2010.tif 766.8KB 2010-01-01 to 2010-12-31
AKFED_fire_doy_2011.tif 749.3KB 2011-01-01 to 2011-12-31
AKFED_fire_doy_2012.tif 746.9KB 2012-01-01 to 2012-12-31
AKFED_fire_doy_2013.tif 776.7KB 2013-01-01 to 2013-12-31

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