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Fire Frequency is derived from a time series of burnt area maps (derived from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)) and provides the average number of fires affecting an area in the given time period. It is the inverse of the fire return interval.
This work was funded by the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), an Australian Government NCRIS-enabled project.
This product provides the number of times an area has been affected by fire in a given time period (1997-2011). The resolution of AVHRR of 1.1 km at nadir and the manual interpretation restricts its application to fires larger than about 4 km^2.
From 1997-01-01 To 2011-12-31
How to cite this collection:
Maier, S. (2021): Fire Frequency - AVHRR, Australian algorithm. Version 1.0.0. Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN). Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25901/b3qz-cp59
This data can be accessed from the following websites
- AVHRR Fire Frequency is derived from manual mapping of fire affected areas using data from AVHRR. It provides the number of times an area has been affected by fire in a given time period (Craig et al, 2002).
The resolution of AVHRR of 1.1 km at nadir and the manual interpretation restricts its application to fires larger than about 4 km^2.
- Craig R, Heath B, Raisbeck-Brown N, Steber M, Marsden J and Smith R (2002). The distribution, extent and seasonality of large fires in Australia, April 1998–March 2000, as mapped from NOAA-AVHRR imagery. Australia SoE 2001 Technical Series, Canberra.
- Maier, S.W. and Russell-Smith, J. (2012). Measuring and Monitoring of Contemporary Fire Regimes in Australia using Satellite Remote Sensing. In: Flammable Australia: Fire Regimes, Biodiversity and Ecosystems in a Changing World. CSIRO Publishing
- Russell-Smith, J., Craig, R., Gill, A.M., Smith, R. and Williams, J. (2002). Australian fire regimes: contemporary patterns (April 1998 - March 2000) and changes since European settlement, Australia State of the Environment Second Technical Paper Series (Biodiversity), Department of the Environment and Heritage, Canberra.
- FIRE DYNAMICS
- FIRE OCCURRENCE
- FIRE HISTORY
- BURNED AREA
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- ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS
- Environmental Monitoring