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Forest Fire Impacts to the Terrestrial Vegetation Dataset in Yellowstone National Park, America, 1988

GONG Adu1LI Jing1
1 Faculty of Geographical Science,Beijing Normal University,Beijing 100875,China


Published:Jan. 2018

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Key Words:

Forest fire,Yellowstone National Park,terrestrial vegetation,LAI,FAPAR


The forest fire in Yellowstone National Park (YSP), America occurred from July 2, 1988 to November 18, 1988. Forest Fire Impacts to the Terrestrial Vegetation Dataset in Yellowstone National Park, America in 1988 was developed based on the forest fire extent and fire intensity with spatial resolution of 30m by setting the threshold of the differential normalized burn ratio (dNBR) calculated by the reflectance of the near infrared band and mid-infrared band of the landsat TM data before and after forest fire (September 22, 1986 and August 2, 1986). Then the spatial anomaly data with spatial resolution was 0.05° (about 5 km) of leaf area index (LAI, the Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR) data in 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 were calculated. The annual data were synthesized by the maximum the monthly data, and the monthly data were synthesized by the averaging the 8-day data. Meanwhile, we calculated the changes of the 8-day and annual LAI and FAPAR data for sampling burned area with low and high burn intensity and unburned area based on grading fire intensity data and Landsat ™ image after forest fire. Finally, the MODIS land cover product (MCD12Q1) of burned area and combined the types of land cover were identified into 7 categories: forest, shrub lands, grasslands, permanent wetlands, croplands, urban and built – up, cropland/natural vegetation mosaic, then the proportions of these land cover types were calculated separately. The datasets includes: (1) The vector data of burned area in YSP in 1988; (2) The spatial data of fire intensity in burned area in YSP in 1988; (3) The spatial dataset of anomalies of LAI/FAPAR of burned area and its surrounding area in YSP in 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004; (4) The spatial location data of the sampling data of burned area with low, high fire intensity and unburned area, and statistical datasets of the annual/8-day LAI/FAPAR of these area in YSP from 1982 to 2016; (5) The spatial datasets of land cover in burned area in YSP after forest fire in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and statistical data of the area proportion of each land cover type from 2000 to 2013. The datasets are achieved in .tif, .shp, and .xlsx. data formats. There are 71 data files with data size of 100 MB (compressed into 1 file package with 6.87 MB).

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Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China (2016ST0010)

Data Citation:

GONG Adu, LI Jing. Forest Fire Impacts to the Terrestrial Vegetation Dataset in Yellowstone National Park, America, 1988[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2018.

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