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Fire Intensity and Burn Severity Metrics for Circumpolar Boreal Forests, 2001-2013
Entry ID: Boreal_Fire_Severity_Metrics_1520_1


Summary
Abstract: 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.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 80.0 S: 40.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-01
Stop Date: 2013-12-31


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


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
COMPUTERS    [Information]
Terra >Earth Observing System, Terra (AM-1)    [Information]
Aqua >Earth Observing System, Aqua    [Information]


Instrument
Computer >Computer
MODIS >Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer    [Information]


Project
Vegetation >Vegetation Collection    [Information]
CARVE >Carbon in Arctic Reservoirs Vulnerability Experiment    [Information]


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL) DISTRIBUTED ACTIVE ARCHIVE CENTER (DAAC)    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://daac.ornl.gov/

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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-15



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