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Title:
Babeldaob Island wildfires (2012+) (2nd Edition) Data publication contains GIS data
Author(s):
Earl, Allyson R.; Geringer-Frazier, Barbara L.; Dendy, Julian T.; Mesubed, Dino; Giardina, Christian P.; Cordell, Susan; Holm, Tarita; Uowolo, Amanda L.
Publication Year:
2024
How to Cite:
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Earl, Allyson R.; Geringer-Frazier, Barbara L.; Dendy, Julian T.; Mesubed, Dino; Giardina, Christian P.; Cordell, Susan; Holm, Tarita; Uowolo, Amanda L. 2024. Babeldaob Island wildfires (2012+). 2nd Edition. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2022-0039-2
Abstract:
This data publication contains wildfire locations as well as areas of repeated wildfires on Babeldaob Island, Palau. These data were digitized from a variety of sources: handheld global positioning system (GPS) fire perimeter mapping, aerial photo fire perimeter mapping, and satellite image fire perimeter mapping. In addition to 1) wildfire locations (2012-2023) and 2) the areas of repeated wildfires (2012-2021), also included for Babeldaob Island (dated 2021 unless otherwise noted) are: 3) streams composed from topographic maps, 4) roads (obtained from Palau Automated Land and Resource Information Service (PALARIS) and updated with 2015 imagery), 5) locations of terrestrial protected areas, 6) mangrove vegetation around the island, 7) Babeldaob Island state boundaries, and 8) Babeldaob coastline.

Keywords:
environment; society; Climate change; Fire; Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis; wildfire; forest; savanna; hunting; agriculture; remote sensing; Babeldaob Island; Palau
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