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Solar radiation grids were produced for a set of large fires sampled from within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative study area. This solar radiation grid was produced using the Area Solar Radiation tool in ArcGIS 10.1, using inputs of the associated 30m DEM.
Wildfire refugia are forest patches that are minimally-impacted by fire and provide critical habitats for fire-sensitive species and seed sources for post-fire forest regeneration. Wildfire refugia are relatively understudied, particularly concerning the impacts of subsequent fires on existing refugia. We opportunistically re-visited 122 sites classified in 1994 for a prior fire refugia study, which were burned by two wildfires in 2012 in the Cascade mountains of central Washington, USA. We evaluated the fire effects for historically persistent fire refugia and compared them to the surrounding non-refugial forest matrix. Of 122 total refugial (43 plots) and non-refugial (79 plots) sites sampled following the 2012...
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This dataset represents 25 parallel longitudinal profiles that were extracted from terrestrial lidar point clouds taken during six survey periods. The six lidar surveys were conducted between 7 October 2010 and 8 October 2013. Over that time a colluvial hollow eroded into a fluvial channel. The longitudinal profiles show the topography of the colluvial hollow for each survey period. The width of the original colluvial hollow was approximately 1.25 m, and a longitudinal profile was extracted every 5 cm for the entire length of the hollow, resulting in 25 parallel longitudinal profiles. These data can be used to observe the transition of the colluvial hollow to a fluvial channel and furthermore they show the development...
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Polygon locations of fire perimeters in the Sky Island mountain ranges in the Madrean Archipelago Ecoregion of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. These fires occurred from 1985 to 2011 and were mapped using Landsat satellite imagery.
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Globally, changing fire regimes due to climate is one of the greatest threats to ecosystems and society. This dataset presents projections of historic and future fire probability for the southcentral U.S. using downscaled climate projections and the Physical Chemistry Fire Frequency Model (PC2FM, Guyette et al., 2012). Climate data from 1900-1929 and projected climate data for 2040-2069 and 2070-2099 were used as model inputs to the Physical Chemistry Fire Frequency Model (Guyette et al. 2012) to estimate fire probability. Baseline and future time period data are from three global climate models (GCMs): CGCM, GFDL, and HadCM3. The nine associated data sets (tiffs) represent estimated change in mean fire probability...
This imagery was collected and produced for a set of large fires sampled from within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative study area. This imagery and associated metrics was produced using Landsat 5 and 7. This set of imagery and remote sensing metrics have the following file structure: 1. Each sub-folder in the Fires LC Map folder represents an individual fire. 2. Within the folder there are 8 raster tiffs. 1. XXX_post_refl.tif The at-sensor-reflectance of the postfire landsat scene, named with the PolyID unique identifier for the fire, stored in 8-bit i. Band 1 of the Tiff is Band 3 (Red) of Landsat ii. Band 2 of the Tiff is Band 4 (NIR) of Landsat iii. Band 3 of...
This imagery was collected and produced for a set of large fires sampled from within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative study area. This imagery and associated metrics was produced using Landsat 5 and 7. This set of imagery and remote sensing metrics have the following file structure: 1. Each sub-folder in the Fires LC Map folder represents an individual fire. 2. Within the folder there are 8 raster tiffs. 1. XXX_post_refl.tif The at-sensor-reflectance of the postfire landsat scene, named with the PolyID unique identifier for the fire, stored in 8-bit i. Band 1 of the Tiff is Band 3 (Red) of Landsat ii. Band 2 of the Tiff is Band 4 (NIR) of Landsat iii. Band 3 of...
Solar radiation grids were produced for a set of large fires sampled from within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative study area. This solar radiation grid was produced using the Area Solar Radiation tool in ArcGIS 10.1, using inputs of the associated 30m DEM.
On August 25, 2015 speaker Matt Germino presented on his work restoring sagebrush in the Great Basin. Shrubs are ecosystem foundation species in most of the Great Basin’s landscapes. Most of the species, including sagebrush, are poorly adapted to the changes in fire and invasive pressures that are compounded by climate change. This presentation gives an overview of challenges and opportunities regarding restoration of sagebrush and blackbrush, focusing on climate adaptation, selection of seeds and achieving seeding and planting success. Results from Great Basin LCC supported research on seed selection and planting techniques are presented.
A warming climate, fire exclusion, and land cover changes are altering the conditions that produced historical fire regimes and facilitating increased recent wildfire activity in the northwestern United States. Understanding the impacts of changing fire regimes on forest recruitment and succession, species distributions, carbon cycling, and ecosystem services is critical, but challenging across broad spatial scales. One important and understudied aspect of fire regimes is the unburned area within fire perimeters; these areas can function as fire refugia across the landscape during and after wildfire by providing habitat and seed sources. With increasing fire activity, there is speculation that fire intensity and...
Solar radiation grids were produced for a set of large fires sampled from within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative study area. This solar radiation grid was produced using the Area Solar Radiation tool in ArcGIS 10.1, using inputs of the associated 30m DEM.
This imagery was collected and produced for a set of large fires sampled from within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative study area. This imagery and associated metrics was produced using Landsat 5 and 7. This set of imagery and remote sensing metrics have the following file structure: 1. Each sub-folder in the Fires LC Map folder represents an individual fire. 2. Within the zip folder there are 5 raster tiffs. i. XXX_post_refl.tif The at-sensor-reflectance of the postfire landsat scene, named with the PolyID unique identifier for the fire, stored in 8-bit ii. XXX_pre_refl.tif The at-sensor-reflectance of the prefire landsat scene, named with the PolyID unique identifier for the...
This imagery was collected and produced for a set of large fires sampled from within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative study area. This imagery and associated metrics was produced using Landsat 5 and 7. This set of imagery and remote sensing metrics have the following file structure: 1. Each sub-folder in the Fires LC Map folder represents an individual fire. 2. Within the zip folder there are 5 raster tiffs. i. XXX_post_refl.tif The at-sensor-reflectance of the postfire landsat scene, named with the PolyID unique identifier for the fire, stored in 8-bit ii. XXX_pre_refl.tif The at-sensor-reflectance of the prefire landsat scene, named with the PolyID unique identifier for the...
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Wildfire can significantly alter the hydrologic response of a watershed to the extent that even modest rainstorms can produce dangerous flash floods and debris flows. The USGS conducts post-fire debris-flow hazard assessments for select fires in the Western U.S. We use geospatial data related to basin morphometry, burn severity, soil properties, and rainfall characteristics to estimate the probability and volume of debris flows that may occur in response to a design storm.
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map background search result map search result map Fourmile Canyon Wildfire Longitudinal Profile Data Future changes in southcentral U.S. wildfire probability due to climate change-Data Mapped fire perimeters from the Sky Island Mountains of US and Mexico: 1985-2011 Fourmile Canyon Wildfire Longitudinal Profile Data Mapped fire perimeters from the Sky Island Mountains of US and Mexico: 1985-2011 Future changes in southcentral U.S. wildfire probability due to climate change-Data