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ABoVE: Synthesis of Burned and Unburned Forest Site Data, AK and Canada, 1983-2016

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1744
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Published2020-05-07
Updated2020-05-07
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Description

This dataset is a synthesis of field plot characterization data, derived above-ground and below-ground combusted carbon, and acquired Fire Weather Index (FWI) System components for burned boreal forest sites across Alaska, USA, the Northwest Territories, and Saskatchewan, Canada from 1983-2016. Unburned plot data are also included. Compiled plot-level characterization data include stand age, disturbance history, tree density, and tree biophysical measurements for calculation of the above-ground (ag) and below-ground (bg) biomass/carbon pools, pre-fire and residual post-fire soil organic layer (SOL) depths and estimates of combustion of tree structural classes. The measured slope and aspect for each site and an assigned moisture class based on topography are also provided. Data from 1019 burned and 152 unburned sites are included. From the estimates of combusted ag and bg carbon pools and SOL losses, the total carbon combusted, the proportion of pre-fire carbon combusted, and the proportion of total carbon combusted were calculated for each plot. FWI System components including moisture and drought codes and indices of fire danger were obtained for each plot from existing data sources based on the plot location, year of burn, and a dynamic start-up date (day of burn, DOB) from the global fire weather database. Data for soil characteristics are included in a separate file.

Science Keywords

  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS
  • FIRE ECOLOGY
  • FIRE OCCURRENCE
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
  • FORESTS
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • BIOMASS
  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS
  • ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
  • BIOMASS BURNING
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • VEGETATION COVER
  • LAND SURFACE
  • SOILS
  • CARBON
  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS
  • NATURAL HAZARDS
  • WILDFIRES
  • BURNED AREA
  • LAND SURFACE
  • SOILS
  • SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
  • LAND SURFACE
  • TOPOGRAPHY
  • TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS
  • FIRE ECOLOGY
  • FIRE DYNAMICS
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • PRECIPITATION
  • PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • SURFACE TEMPERATURE

Data Use and Citation

This dataset is openly shared, without restriction, in accordance with the NASA Data and Information Policy.

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Walker, X.J., J.L. Baltzer, L.L. Bourgeau-Chavez, N.J. Day, W.J. De groot, C. Dieleman, E.E. Hoy, J.F. Johnstone, E.S. Kane, M.A. Parisien, S. Potter, B.M. Rogers, M.R. Turetsky, S. Veraverbeke, E. Whitman, and M.C. Mack. 2019. ABoVE: Synthesis of Burned and Unburned Forest Site Data, AK and Canada, 1983-2016. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1744

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  • ABoVE_Plot_Data_Burned_Sites.pdf