Data Set Citation:
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NCEAS 12141: Balch: Relative influence of fuels, climate, and ignition on fire frequency across earth's ecosystems , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and Balch J. 2012.
Introduced annual grass increases regional fire activity across the arid western USA 1980-2009
nceas.987.2 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.987.2/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Introduced annual grass increases regional fire activity across the arid western USA 1980-2009
Identifier:nceas.987
Abstract:
Data are associated with that of the following paper: Balch et al. 2012. Introduced annual grass increases regional fire activity across the arid western USA (1980-2009). (submitted) Data will be made public after publication. In the mean time, please contact the lead author for access.
Keywords:GCMD:
  • Bromus tectorum
  • Exotic grasses
  • Grass fire cycle
  • Invasive species
  • MODIS burned-area product
  • Satellite-based fire data
  • Cheatgrass
  • Great Basin
  • Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
  • Fire
  • Invasive grass
Publication Date:2012-06-22
Data Table, Image, and Other Data Details:
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File
Other Data:gbf_2000_2009_laea_CORRECTED.zip ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Other Data:Great_Basin_land_cover.zip ( View Metadata | Download File download)

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 12141: Balch: Relative influence of fuels, climate, and ignition on fire frequency across earth's ecosystems
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: Jennifer Balch
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Address:
735 State Street,
Santa Barbara, California 93101 USA
Phone:
202-360-0923
Email Address:
jennifer.k.balch@gmail.com
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Jennifer Balch
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Address:
735 State Street,
Santa Barbara, California 93101 USA
Phone:
202-360-0923
Email Address:
jennifer.k.balch@gmail.com
Associated Parties:
Individual: Jennifer Balch
Individual: Bethany Bradley
Individual: Carla D'Antonio
Individual: Jose Gomez-Dans
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Xueying Han

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Great Basin, USA
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -117.6667  degrees
East:  -117.6667  degrees
North:  40.6667  degrees
South:  40.6667  degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
1980
End:
2009
Taxonomic Range:
Classification:
Rank Name:Species
Rank Value:Bromus tectorum

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

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Methods

Data consist of (1) ten years of MODIS burned area data (500-m resolution) from April 2000-December 2009, (2) USGS historic fire perimeters data from 1980-2007, and (3) the USGS Rocky Mountain Geographic Science Center from 2000-2009. USGS fire perimeters are expected to be larger compared to MODIS fire products because MODIS can underestimate burned area and because USGS perimeters often do not include unburned islands within the larger perimeters. Neither MODIS nor USGS estimated fire perimeters are expected to differ or be biased by land cover type.

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Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File