Changes to Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity Program’s production procedures and data products

Fire Ecology
By: , and 

Links

Abstract

The Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS) program has been providing the fire science community with large fire perimeter and burn severity data for the past 14 years. As of October 2019, 22 969 fires have been mapped by the MTBS program and are available on the MTBS website (https://www.mtbs.gov). These data have been widely used by researchers to examine a variety of fire and climate science topics. However, MTBS has undergone significant changes to its fire mapping methodology, the remotely sensed imagery used to map fires, and the subsequent fire occurrence, burned boundary, and severity databases. To gather a better understanding of these changes and the potential impacts that they may have on the user community, we examined the changes to the MTBS burn mapping protocols and whether remapped burned area boundary and severity products differ significantly from the original MTBS products.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Changes to Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity Program’s production procedures and data products
Series title Fire Ecology
DOI 10.1186/s42408-020-00076-y
Volume 16
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 16, 12 p.
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page