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Bourgeau-Chavez-02 Project Profile
  (updated 12-Aug-2016)
Project Title:Planning and Collection of Data on Boreal Wildfire Effects: Studies of broad-scale 2014 Wildfires in NWT, Canada
Project Lead: Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Michigan Tech Research Institute
Project Funding: 2015 - 2016
NASA (agency representative: Diane Wickland)
Project Type:NASA -- joined ABoVE in 2015
Solicitation:NASA: Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science (2015)
Abstract: Extensive regions of the Northwest Territories of Canada (NWT) burned in wildfire (3.4 million hectares) during the summer of 2014. While fire in the boreal regions of Canada and Alaska are well-documented, and years of extensive fire have been recorded, 2014 represents the largest burned area for the NWT in recorded history. Because NWT straddles ... [more]
ABoVE Science Questions
  • Disturbance Regimes
ABoVE Disciplinary Theme
  • Fire Disturbance
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Status: Archived Date When Available: May 2016
Product Title:  ABoVE: Pre-fire maps of Peatland types for Fires of NWT in 2014 Burn Severity maps of Peatlands from Landsat for NWT 2014 fire events
Description:  This data set provides peatland landcover classification maps, fire progression maps, and vegetation community biophysical data collected from areas that were burned by wildfire in 2014 in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The peatland maps include peatland type (bog, fen, marsh, swamp) and level of biomass (open, forested). The fire progression maps enabled an assessment of wildfire progression rates at a daily time scale. Field data, collected in 2015, include an estimate of burn severity, woody seedling/sprouting data, soil moisture, and tree diameter and height of burned sites and similar vegetation characterization at landcover validation sites.
Expected Users:  those interested in disturbance especially fire in boreal ecosystem, carbon cycle scientists
Metadata URL(s):

http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1307
Data Server URL(s):

http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1307
Archived Data Citation:  Bourgeau-Chavez, L.L., N.H.F. French, S. Endres, L. Jenkins, M. Battaglia, E. Serocki, and M. Billmire. 2016. ABoVE: Burn Severity, Fire Progression, Landcover and Field Data, NWT, Canada, 2014. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. DOI: 10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1307


Status: Archived Date When Available: May 2016
Product Title:  ABoVE: Burn Severity, Fire Progression, Landcover and Field Data, NWT, Canada, 2014
Description:  This data set provides peatland landcover classification maps, fire progression maps, and vegetation community biophysical data collected from areas that were burned by wildfire in 2014 in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The peatland maps include peatland type (bog, fen, marsh, swamp) and level of biomass (open, forested). The fire progression maps enabled an assessment of wildfire progression rates at a daily time scale. Field data, collected in 2015, include an estimate of burn severity, woody seedling/sprouting data, soil moisture, and tree diameter and height of burned sites and similar vegetation characterization at landcover validation sites. This data product is part of an ongoing project and additional annual data on fire extent and recovery of burned areas in the region will be forthcoming
Expected Users:  those interested in disturbance especially fire in boreal ecosystem, carbon cycle scientists
Metadata URL(s):

http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1307
Data Server URL(s):

http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1307
Archived Data Citation:  Bourgeau-Chavez, L.L., N.H.F. French, S. Endres, L. Jenkins, M. Battaglia, E. Serocki, and M. Billmire. 2016. ABoVE: Burn Severity, Fire Progression, Landcover and Field Data, NWT, Canada, 2014. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. DOI: 10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1307

 
Publications: None provided.
Archived Data Citations: Bourgeau-Chavez, L.L., N.H.F. French, S. Endres, L. Jenkins, M. Battaglia, E. Serocki, and M. Billmire. 2016. ABoVE: Burn Severity, Fire Progression, Landcover and Field Data, NWT, Canada, 2014. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. DOI: 10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1307


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