Department of Geography
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 443021
Moscow , Idaho 83844, United States
Publications in Fire Ecology
Fire Frequency, Area Burned, and Severity: A Quantitative Approach to Defining a Normal Fire Year
Fire frequency, area burned, and fire severity are important attributes of a fire regime, but few studies have quantified the interrelationships among them in evaluating a fire year. Although area burned is often used to summarize a fire season, burned area may not be well correlated with either the number or ecological effect of fires. Using the Landsat data archive, we examined all 148 wildland fires (prescribed fires and wildfires) >40 ha from 1984 through 2009 for the portion of the Sierra Nevada centered on Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
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