Detecting unburned areas within wildfire perimeters using Landsat and ancillary data across the northwestern United States

Authors: 

Meddens, A.J.H., Kolden, C.A., & Lutz, J.A.

Publication source: 
Remote Sensing of Environment
Year: 
2016
Publication image: 
'Fire island' (unburned area) in the northwestern US.
Publication summary: 

Wildfires shape the distribution and structure of vegetation across the inland northwestern United States. However, fire activity is expected to increase given the current rate of climate change, with uncertain outcomes. A fire impact that has not been widely addressed is the development of unburned islands; areas within the fire perimeter that do not burn.

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