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Publication Details

Title:
Fire Behavior Assessment Team: pre- and post-fire canopy cover data
Author(s):
Reiner, Alicia L.; Ewell, Carol M.; Fites-Kaufman, Josephine A.; Dailey, Scott N.; Noonan-Wright, Erin K.; Norman, Tiffany P.; Vaillant, Nicole M.; Dickinson, Matthew B.; Morgan, Chelsea; Courson, Mark; Campbell, Mike
Publication Year:
2020
How to Cite:
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Reiner, Alicia L.; Ewell, Carol M.; Fites-Kaufman, Josephine A.; Daily, Scott N.; Noonan-Wright, Erin K.; Norman, Tiffany P.; Vaillant, Nicole M.; Dickinson, Matthew B.; Morgan, Chelsea; Courson, Mark; Campbell, Mike. 2020. Fire Behavior Assessment Team: pre- and post-fire canopy cover data. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2020-0028
Abstract:
This data publication contains the raw and processed field-collected pre- and post-fire tree canopy cover data for the plots in which pre- and post-fire fuels, and fire behavior data were collected by the Fire Behavior Assessment Team (FBAT) on a subset of wildland fires in the United States from 2003-2017. FBAT collects pre- and post-fire fuels and tree data along with fire behavior measurements on wildland fires. FBAT is an interagency group of primarily Forest Service employees with both monitoring and fireline qualifications which collects pre- and post-fire fuels and tree data along with fire behavior measurements on wildland fires. Logistics (proximity to instrumentation/crew members), funding, fire activity, and monitoring questions influenced the geographic regions and fires where sampling was attempted, for instance, fuel treatments recorded in the Forest Service Activity Tracking System (FACTS), as well as tree mortality areas, were each targets for FBAT sampling in the past. This publication includes pre- and post-fire canopy cover measurements recorded in multiple locations for each of 11 different wildland fires. Measurements from 2014 and earlier were ocular estimates, and data post-2014 were collected using a densiometer.

Keywords:
cover; canopy cover; tree cover; tree canopy cover; densiometer; Joint Fire Science Program; JFSP; environment; Ecology, Ecosystems, & Environment; Fire; Fire ecology; Fire effects on environment; Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis; Natural Resource Management & Use; Forest management; United States; California; Montana; Idaho; Arizona; Wyoming; Georgia
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https://www.fs.usda.gov/rds/archive/catalog/RDS-2020-0028