Mapping Burn Severity within the Grizzly Gulch Fire ...

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Mapping Burn Severity within the Grizzly Gulch Fire Using Remote Sensing Techniques

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Stephens, Adam
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Stanton, Brice
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Sivanpillai, Dr. Ramesh
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-18

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This project assessed the extent and severity of the Grizzly Gulch fire in a forested area near Deadwood, South Dakota. Two images acquired from Landsat (a US remote sensing satellite) were used to extract the Normalized Burn Ratio Index (NBRI) values prior to and after the fire. Fire boundary or perimeter was visually interpreted from the satellite images to create the area of interest. The NBRI was computed by extracting pixel values from the infrared bands of the Landsat images to correspond with burn severity ratios within our study area. Maps were then made by recoding NBRI values which illustrated the following four levels of burn severity: High, Moderate-High, Moderate, Moderate-Low, and Low. The raster image from the NBRI recode model with assigned burn severities was then laid over a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for our study area to create 3-D terrain to illustrate the extent and severity of the fire relative to topography, slope and aspect.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Grizzly Gulch fire

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Deadwood, South Dakota

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Landsat Remote Sensing

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Normalized Burn Ratio Index

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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