When Do the Old Burns Matter?
Media Type: Webinar
  • Tom St. Clair
    Bureau of Land Management, Alaska Fire Service
  • Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Date: March 2016

Cataloging Information

  • fire scar
  • FWI - Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System
  • VIIRS - Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite
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Record Last Modified: May 7, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 22288


At what thresholds do old burn scars become available to burn again? Exploring the idea that satellite heat detects can be correlated to the Fire Weather Indices and large fire perimeters. Of 54,673 VIIRS heat detects in 2015, 11% were in areas burned between 1975 and 2014. What kind of information can we glean from these points? I'll show you the work I did to join some spatial datasets and a few preliminary graphs.

Recording Length: 1:05:29
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