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The influence of burn severity on postfire vegetation recovery and albedo change during early succession in North American boreal forests

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2012

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Jin, Yufang, Randerson, James T., Goetz, Scott J., Beck, Pieter S. A., Loranty, Michael M., and Goulden, Michael L., 2012, The influence of burn severity on postfire vegetation recovery and albedo change during early succession in North American boreal forests: Journal of Geophysical Research.Biogeosciences, v. 117, no. 1, n/a p.

Summary

Severity of burning can influence multiple aspects of forest composition, carbon cycling, and climate forcing. We quantified how burn severity affected vegetation recovery and albedo change during early succession in Canadian boreal regions by combining satellite observations from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the Canadian Large Fire Database. We used the MODIS-derived difference Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) and initial changes in spring albedo as measures of burn severity. We found that the most severe burns had the greatest reduction in summer MODIS Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) in the first year after fire, indicating greater loss of vegetation cover. By 58 years after fire, summer EVI for all severity [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1029/2011JG001886
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 21698953

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