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Differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) data of wildfires in the Sky Island Mountains of the southwestern US and Northern Mexico from 1985-2011

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1985-07-16
End Date
2011-07-26

Citation

Villarreal, M.L., and Poitras, T.B., 2018, Differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) data of wildfires in the Sky Island Mountains of the southwestern US and Northern Mexico from 1985-2011: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9P3NIXR.

Summary

This dataset is composed of 253 Differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) images. Each dNBR represents a rough measure of fire-related vegetation change for wildfires (>400 ha) that occurred in the Sky Island Mountains within the Madrean Archipelago Ecoregion of the United States and Northern Mexico. These fires occurred between 1985 and 2011 and were mapped using Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellite imagery.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Miguel L Villarreal
Originator :
Miguel L Villarreal, Travis B Poitras
Metadata Contact :
Travis B Poitras
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Western Geographic Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Land Resources

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Sky_Island_Fire_dNBR-images_1985-2011.zip 43.94 MB
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Purpose

This database was created for the purpose of determining the approximate severity of wildfires in the Madrean Archipelago Ecoregion from 1985 to 2011, and analyzing the relationship between anthropogenic land uses, climate and fire severity. This data set is a companion to the following data set that contains the mapped fire perimeters of these same fires: Villarreal, M.L., and Poitras, T.B. Mapped fire perimeters from the Sky Island Mountains of US and Mexico: 1985-2011:U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F76Q1WJ1

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