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Data Release for the Validation of the USGS Landsat Burned Area Essential Climate Variable (BAECV) across the conterminous U.S.

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Vanderhoof, M.K., Fairaux, N.M., Beal, Y.G., and Hawbaker, T.J., 2017, Data Release for the Validation of the USGS Landsat Burned Area Essential Climate Variable (BAECV) across the conterminous U.S.: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7T151VX.

Summary

The Landsat Burned Area Product Validation dataset was collected to determine the accuracy of The Landsat Burned Area Essential Climate Variable (BAECV) product, developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The BAECV maps burned areas across the conterminous United States (CONUS) for the entire Landsat archive (1984 – 2015). Rigorous validation of such products is critical for their proper usage and interpretation. The sampling design used to derive this validation dataset was adapted from the methods used by European Space Agency’s (ESA) Climate Change Initiative (CCI) fire_cci project to generate the first statistically rigorous global reference dataset for a burned area product that meets the CEOS LPVS stage 3 validation requirements. [...]

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The purpose of this information is to provide a publicly available spatially-referenced validation dataset for the purpose of assessing the accuracy of the Landsat Burned Area Essential Climate Variable (BAECV) product.

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