Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network: Fire Scar Mapping, Northern Territory, Australia, 1989-2017

Typecollection
TitleThree Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network: Fire Scar Mapping, Northern Territory, Australia, 1989-2017
Brief TitleThree Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network: Fire Scar Mapping Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk, 1989-2017
Alternate TitleNorth Australian Fire Information (NAFI)
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c3d69300a5b4
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThis package contains Geotiff images of fire affected areas in Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Park for the years 1989 onwards, and Litchfield National Park for the years 1990 onwards.
Full DescriptionAbstract: This package contains Geotiff images of fire affected areas in Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Park for the years 1989 onwards, and Litchfield National Park for the years 1990 onwards. Pre-2000 images are based on Landsat imagery and attribution of each burnt pixel is either early or late. Images from 2000 onwards is based on NASA Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and each burnt pixel is tagged with the month that covers the largest part of the date interval in which the burnt pixel was detected; these Images are clipped from geotiff images of fire affected areas in far northern Australia available from North Australian Fire Information (NAFI) website. The images have a resolution of 250 m (pixel size). These data cover Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks, but are part of a larger data set that extends across far northern WA down to 21 degrees S, across the entire NT (down to 26 degrees S) and all of Qld (down to 29 degrees S). The NAFI mapping covers the years 2000 to present and since 2012, the mapping also includes northern SA down to 29 degrees S. Mapping landscapes north of 20 degrees S in WA, NT and Qld has been validated by aerial and on-ground transects across northern Australia.

Project funding: These data is collected as part of an ongoing program to map fire scars across northern Australian savannas and all of the NT. All fire scar mapping is available on the NAFI website and funded directly by the Federal Government and through Territory NRM.

The site is hosted at Charles Darwin University. Hotspot data from Landgate W.A. and Geoscience Australia is used to present hotspots and to highlight fires in the process of mapping fire scars.

Between 2012 and 2018 this project was part of, and funded through the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) a facility within the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) and supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.

Methods

Number
1
Title
Fire Mapping
Description
Imagery from NASA (MODIS, Landsat) and NOAA (AVHRR) satellites is downloaded and processed using GIS software to identify and map fire scars for each month of the year. The processing includes detecting hot spots from current fires and using difference images to highlight previous fire scars.
Pre-2000 images attribute each burnt pixel as either early or late. From 2000 onwards, attributes denote the month that covers the largest part of the date interval in which the burnt pixel was detected.
No data is available for the year 1996 for Nitmiluk National Park.
Instrument
ESRI ArcGIS 10.1, eCognition Developer 8.6 and previously ER Mapper (for raster processing)


File Descriptions

Name
tps_kakadu_satellite_derived_fire_mapping_1989-2017_p829t1234.zip
Description

descriptionKakadu National Park - Fire scar mapping 1989-2017


Name
tps_litchfield_satellite_derived_fire_mapping_1990-2017_p829t1235.zip
Description

descriptionLitchfield National Park - Fire scar mapping 1990-2017


Name
tps_nitmiluk_satellite_derived_fire_mapping_1989-2017_p829t1236.zip
Description

descriptionNitmiluk National Park - Fire scar mapping 1989-2017


Contact Emailjeremy.russell-smith@cdu.edu.au
Contact AddressCharles Darwin University
Darwin NT 0909,
Australia
Contact Phone Number+61 8 89 955035
+61 447 200 927
Principal InvestigatorJeremy Russell-Smith
SupervisorsJeremy Russell-Smith
CollaboratorsPeter Jacklyn
Rohan Fisher
Fields of Research0502 - Environmental Science and Management
KeywordsGCMD:Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Fire Ecology
GCMD:Earth Science > Biosphere > Terrestrial Ecosystems > Savannas
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Fire
keyword:North Australia Fire Information
keyword:NAFI
keyword:History
keyword:Fire
Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects
Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk
Fire Scar Mapping
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
19892017
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextKakadu National Park: the mapping is clipped to the boundary of Kakadu National Park, NT from fire scar mapping that extends across northern Australia, inclusive of all the Northern Territory.
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -12.11059, southlimit = -13.94659, westlimit = 131.88766, eastLimit = 133.00257
TextLitchfield National Park: the mapping is clipped to the boundary of Litchfield National Park, NT from fire scar mapping that extends across northern Australia, inclusive of all the Northern Territory.
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -13.038, southlimit = -13.525891, westlimit = 130.684447, eastLimit = 131.1
TextNitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park: the mapping is clipped to the boundary of Nitmiluk National Park, NT from fire scar mapping that extends across northern Australia, inclusive of all the Northern Territory.
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -13.81268, southlimit = -14.39819, westlimit = 132.16505, eastLimit = 132.74043
Date of data creation2017-08-16
Year of data publication2017
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
JeremyRussell-Smith
Publisher for CitationLong Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Related Websites
URLTitle
https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/130861ANU Open Research. Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection.
Other Related IdentifiersMorphoId:ltern6.69
PackageId:829
Access RightsPrior to publication of research utilising these data - the data provider (Dr Jeremy Russell-Smith) requests consultation.
Access Rights TypeOpen
Rights held in and over the dataCreative Commons Licence (CC BY- Attribution) is assigned to this data. Details of the licence can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Licence TypeCC-BY - Attribution (Version 4)
LicenceLTERN Deed: 45
Date of execution: 2017-02-06


Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5833
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