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ABoVE: Burned Area, Depth, and Combustion for Alaska and Canada, 2001-2019

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

This dataset provides annual gridded estimates of fire locations and associated burn fraction per pixel for Alaska and Canada at approximately 500 m spatial resolution for the period 2001-2019. Gridded predictions of carbon combustion and burn depth for the same period within the ABoVE extended domain using the burn area maps and field data are also available. Fire locations and date of burn (DOB) were detected by MODIS-derived active fire products. Burned area was primarily estimated from finer-scale Landsat imagery using a differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) algorithm and upscaled to an approximate 500 m MODIS resolution. Aboveground combustion, belowground combustion, and burn depth were statistically modeled at the pixel level for every mapped burned pixel in the ABoVE extended domain based on field observations across Alaska and western Canada. Predictor variables included remotely sensed indicators of fire severity, topography, soils, climate, and fire weather. Quality flags for burned area and combustion are available. Fire is the dominant disturbance agent in Alaskan and Canadian boreal ecosystems and releases large amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. These data are useful for studies of disturbance, fire ecology, and carbon cycling in boreal ecosystems.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Graphic Preview

Total burned area (a), total carbon emissions (b), mean combustion (c), and mean burn depth (d) between 2001-2019 aggregated to a 70 km grid. Note that burned area (a) covers all of Alaska and Canada whereas all other metrics cover the ABoVE extended domain.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Publisher ORNL_DAAC
Maintainer
Identifier C2308233596-ORNL_CLOUD
Data First Published 2022-06-24
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2023-06-12
Category ABoVE, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Metadata Catalog ID https://data.nasa.gov/data.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Citation Potter, S., S. Veraverbeke, X.J. Walker, M.C. Mack, S.J. Goetz, J.L. Baltzer, C. Dieleman, N.H.F. French, E.S. Kane, M.R. Turetsky, E.B. Wiggins, and B.M. Rogers. 2022. ABoVE: Burned Area, Depth, and Combustion for Alaska and Canada, 2001-2019. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2063
Graphic Preview Description Total burned area (a), total carbon emissions (b), mean combustion (c), and mean burn depth (d) between 2001-2019 aggregated to a 70 km grid. Note that burned area (a) covers all of Alaska and Canada whereas all other metrics cover the ABoVE extended domain.
Graphic Preview File https://daac.ornl.gov/ABOVE/guides/Burned_Area_Depth_AK_CA_Fig1.jpg
Harvest Object Id 8c8cdd4a-58c0-4ae4-b90f-f5fb4a36cf74
Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2063
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -167.96 42.88 -48.78 72.95
Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 9e735255feae6bf5321880070ba1d4dfa772ab00c91bcade9712bc5ff29bb867
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial
Temporal 2001-01-01T00:00:00Z/2019-12-31T23:59:59Z

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