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Circumpolar boreal forest burnt area

George, Charles; Gerard, France; Balzter, Heiko. Circumpolar boreal forest burnt area. EIDC 13 July 2010, http://doi.org/10.5285/0e2f1043-a08f-49da-a6c5-7ffc4ad6cac4 [Output (Electronic)]

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Abstract/Summary

The aim of this dataset is the improved understanding of spatio-temporal patterns and dynamics of boreal fire intensity and extent, the driving factors behind these variations, and the consequence for carbon fluxes for the whole boreal area. The source data for the daily burnt area product is the 16-day MODIS Nadir BRDF-Adjusted Reflectance (N-BAR) MCD43A4 product on the standard Sinusoidal projection. The burnt areas are identified by thresholding a differencing method, with the resulting fire-scars dated using MODIS thermal anomalies (MOD14A1). The results are annual TIFF images at 500m resolution with the pixel values being the first day of burn for that year. The product was validated using temporal assemblages of ETM images randomly located throughout the whole Boreal zone and analysed on a date and per pixel basis. The result was a Kappa co-efficient of 0.54. This algorithms used to map the burnt areas were developed by members of the CEH Wallingford Earth Observation group.

Item Type: Output (Electronic)
Electronic Identifier / URL / DOI: http://doi.org/10.5285/0e2f1043-a08f-49da-a6c5-7ffc4ad6cac4
Date made live: 24 Mar 2014 16:18 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/505165

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