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Keyword: normalized burn ratio

Field attributes and satellite indices for "The Relationship of Multispectral Satellite Imagery to Immediate Fire Effects"

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains satellite image-derived burn severity indices as well as fire effects measured after eight large wildfire events in the Western United States.

The relationship of multispectral satellite imagery to immediate fire effects

Publications Posted on: March 14, 2008
The Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC) and the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Data Center produce Burned Area Reflectance Classification (BARC) maps for use by Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams in rapid response to wildfires.

Remote sensing techniques to assess active fire characteristics and post-fire effects

Publications Posted on: October 03, 2006
Space and airborne sensors have been used to map area burned, assess characteristics of active fires, and characterize post-fire ecological effects. Confusion about fire intensity, fire severity, burn severity, and related terms can result in the potential misuse of the inferred information by land managers and remote sensing practitioners who require unambiguous remote sensing products for fire management.