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ABoVE: Ignitions of ABoVE-FED Fires in Alaska and Canada

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2316
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Published2024-06-14
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Citations1 publication cited this dataset

Description

This dataset provides daily fire ignition locations and timing for boreal fires in Alaska, U.S., and Canada between 2001 and 2019. The fire ignition locations and timing are extracted from the ABoVE Fire Emission Database; however, the temperate prairies of Canada, the Atlantic Highlands, and Mixed Wood Plains were not included. Fires were detected from Landsat differenced normalized burn ratio (dNBR) and the daily MODIS burned area and active fire products. Detections by dNBR were limited to fire perimeters from national fire databases. Fire ignition locations were retrieved using a local minimum within the fire perimeters. However, when fire locations were confounded due to simultaneous active fire detections, the fire ignition location was set as the centroid of these pixels. A spatial uncertainty equaling the standard deviation of the pixels' coordinates and the nominal nadir of 1000 m was applied to the fire ignition location. The temporal resolution of the ignition timing is within one day. Data is provided in comma separated values (CSV) and shapefile formats.

Science Keywords

  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS
  • NATURAL HAZARDS
  • WILDFIRES

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Hessilt, T.D., B.M. Rogers, R.C. Scholten, S. Potter, T.A.J. Janssen, and S. Veraverbeke. 2023. ABoVE: Ignitions of ABoVE-FED Fires in Alaska and Canada. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2316

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