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

Metadata Updated: April 30, 2019

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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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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Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date April 30, 2019

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Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date April 30, 2019
Publisher ORNL_DAAC
Unique Identifier C1406946749-ORNL_DAAC
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Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, ORNL_DAAC. 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.
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Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Data First Published 2017-07-24
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Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2019-04-15
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Temporal 2001-01-01T00:00:00Z/2013-12-31T23:59:59Z
Category Vegetation, CARVE, geospatial

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