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Title:
Plot-level ladder fuel estimation from a suite of remote sensing and field methods
Author(s):
Forbes, Brieanne K.; Reilly, Sean P.; Clark, Matthew L.; Ferrell, Ryan M.; Kelly, Allison C.; Krause, Paris D.; Matley, Corbin D.; O’Neil, Michael W.; Villasenor, Michelle T.; Disney, Mathias I.; Wilkes, Phil; Bentley, Lisa P.
Publication Year:
2021
How to Cite:
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Forbes, Brieanne K.; Reilly, Sean P.; Clark, Matthew L.; Ferrell, Ryan M.; Kelly, Allison C.; Krause, Paris D.; Matley, Corbin D.; O'Neil, Michael W.; Villasenor, Michelle T.; Disney, Mathias I.; Wilkes, Phil; Bentley, Lisa P. 2021. Plot-level ladder fuel estimation from a suite of remote sensing and field methods. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2021-0101
Abstract:
This data publication includes data collected to evaluate the use of a suite of remote sensing approaches and field measurements to quantify plot-scale ladder fuels in oak woodlands and mixed forests in the same region and relate measurements of ladder fuels to wildfire burn severity. Remote sensing techniques included a terrestrial laser scanner (TLS), a handheld-mobile laser scanner (HMLS), an unoccupied aerial system (UAS) with multispectral camera and Structure from Motion (SfM) processing (UAS-SfM), and an airborne laser scanner (ALS). Field measurements include canopy base height (CBH) and the use of a photo banner and wildfire burn severity estimated via the Relativized delta Normalized Burn Ratio (RdNBR). Additionally, the coordinates for plot center locations and a map of the study are included.

Keywords:
ladder fuels; terrestrial laser scanner; handheld-mobile laser scanner; unoccupied aerial system; airborne laser scanner; Structure from Motion; wildfire burn severity; Joint Fire Science Program; JFSP; biota; elevation; environment; imageryBaseMapsEarthCover; Climate change; Ecology, Ecosystems, & Environment; Ecology; Fire; Fire ecology; Forest & Plant Health; Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis; northern California; Sonoma County; western United States
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  • Reilly, Sean P.; Clark, Mathew L.; Bentley, Lisa P.; Matley, Corbin D.; Piazza, Elise; Oliveras, Imma Menor 2021. The potential of multispectral imagery and 3D point clouds from unoccupied aerial systems (UAS) for monitoring forest structure and the impacts of wildfire in Mediterranean-climate forests. Remote Sensing. 13(19): 3810. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13193810
  • Forbes, Brieanne K.; Reilly, Sean P.; Clark, Matthew L.; Ferrell, Ryan M.; Kelly, Allison C.; Krause, Paris D.; Matley, Corbin D.; O’Neil, Michael W.; Villasenor, Michelle T.; Disney, Mathias I.; Wilkes, Phil; Bentley, Lisa P. 2022. Comparing remote sensing and field-based approaches to estimate ladder fuels and predict wildfire burn severity. Frontiers in Forest and Global change. 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2022.818713
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