These data were collected using funding from the U.S. Government and can be used without additional permissions or fees. If you use these data in a publication, presentation, or other research product please use the citations below when citing the data product:
Parks, Sean A.; Holsinger, Lisa M.; Miller, Carol; Nelson, Cara R. 2015. Fire atlas for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem (Glacier National Park, Great Bear Wilderness, Bob Marshall Wilderness, and Scapegoat Wilderness). Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2015-0022
Parks, Sean A.; Holsinger, Lisa M.; Miller, Carol; Nelson, Cara R. 2015. Wildland fire as a self-regulating mechanism: the role of previous burns and weather in limiting fire progression. Ecological Applications. https://doi.org/10.1890/14-1430.1
This fire atlas includes all 1972-2012 wildland fires at least 20 hectares (ha) or 50 acres in size that occurred within or intersected the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem in Montana, which is comprised of Glacier National Park, Great Bear Wilderness, Bob Marshall Wilderness, and Scapegoat Wilderness. There are two main components of this fire atlas; the first being a fire history shapefile depicting fire perimeters, and the second being raster files representing satellite-inferred burn severity for these fires. For fires that occurred from 1972 to 1983, burn severity is measured as dNDVI (delta normalized difference vegetation index), which is calculated using Landsat multi-spectral scanner (MSS) data. For fires that occurred between 1984 and 2012, burn severity is measured as dNBR (delta normalized burn ratio), RBR (relativized burn ratio), and dNDVI (delta normalized difference vegetation index), which are calculated using Landsat TM (thematic mapper), ETM+ (enhanced thematic mapper plus), and OLI (operational land imager) data.
wildland fire; burn severity; fire severity; fire history; fire atlas; delta normalized burn ratio; dNBR; relativized burn ratio; RBR; Joint Fire Science Program; JFSP; imageryBaseMapsEarthCover; environment; Fire; Fire ecology; Prescribed fire; Fire effects on environment; Crown of the Continent Ecosystem; Great Bear Wilderness; Bob Marshall Wilderness; Scapegoat Wilderness; Montana