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Fire Intensity and Burn Severity Metrics for Circumpolar Boreal Forests, 2001-2013

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1520
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Published2017-07-24
Updated2017-07-24
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Description

This data set provides products characterizing immediate and longer-term ecosystem changes from fires in the circumpolar boreal forests of Northern Eurasia and North America. The data include fire intensity (fire radiative power; FRP), increase in spring albedo, decrease in tree cover, normalized burn ratio, normalized difference vegetation index, and land surface temperature, as well as three derived fire metrics: crown scorch, vegetation destruction, and fire-induced tree mortality. Longer-term changes are indicated by mean albedo determined 5-12 years after fires, mean percent decrease in tree cover 5-7 years after fires, and mean annual burned percentage. The data cover the period 2001-2013 and are provided at quarter, half, and one degree resolutions for boreal forests within the 40 to 80 degree North circumpolar region. The data were derived from a variety of sources including MODIS products, climate reanalysis data, and forest inventories. A data file with identified boreal forest area (pixels), as defined by climate and vegetation type, and a file with the defined North American and Eurasian boreal forest study regions are included.

Science Keywords

  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS
  • FIRE ECOLOGY
  • FIRE DYNAMICS
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • VEGETATION INDEX
  • NORMALIZED DIFFERENCE VEGETATION INDEX (NDVI)
  • LAND SURFACE
  • SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES
  • ALBEDO
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
  • FORESTS
  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS
  • NATURAL HAZARDS
  • WILDFIRES
  • BURNED AREA
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • CROWN

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Rogers, B.M., A.J. Soja, M.L. Goulden, and J.T. Randerson. 2017. Fire Intensity and Burn Severity Metrics for Circumpolar Boreal Forests, 2001-2013. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1520

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  • Boreal_Fire_Severity_Metrics_Fig1.png
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