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

Abstract: 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.
Type
collection
Title
Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network: Fire Scar Mapping, Northern Territory, Australia, 1989-2017
Brief Title
Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network: Fire Scar Mapping Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk, 1989-2017
Alternate Title
North Australian Fire Information (NAFI)
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c3d69300a5b4
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
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.
Full Description
Abstract: 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
1
Fire Mapping
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.
ESRI ArcGIS 10.1, eCognition Developer 8.6 and previously ER Mapper (for raster processing)
File Descriptions
tps_kakadu_satellite_derived_fire_mapping_1989-2017_p829t1234.zip
descriptionKakadu National Park - Fire scar mapping 1989-2017
tps_litchfield_satellite_derived_fire_mapping_1990-2017_p829t1235.zip
descriptionLitchfield National Park - Fire scar mapping 1990-2017
tps_nitmiluk_satellite_derived_fire_mapping_1989-2017_p829t1236.zip
descriptionNitmiluk National Park - Fire scar mapping 1989-2017
Contact Email
jeremy.russell-smith@cdu.edu.au
Contact Address
Charles Darwin University Darwin NT 0909, Australia
Contact Phone Number
+61 8 89 955035; +61 447 200 927
Principal Investigator
Jeremy Russell-Smith
Supervisors
Jeremy Russell-Smith
Collaborators
Peter Jacklyn; Rohan Fisher
Fields of Research
0502 - Environmental Science and Management
Keywords
GCMD: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 Activity
Strategic basic research
Date Coverage
1989
2017
Geospatial Location
text
Kakadu 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.
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -12.11059, southlimit = -13.94659, westlimit = 131.88766, eastLimit = 133.00257
text
Litchfield 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.
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -13.038, southlimit = -13.525891, westlimit = 130.684447, eastLimit = 131.1
text
Nitmiluk (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.
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -13.81268, southlimit = -14.39819, westlimit = 132.16505, eastLimit = 132.74043
Date of data creation
2017-08-16
Year of data publication
2017
Creator(s) for Citation
Jeremy
Russell-Smith
Publisher for Citation
Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Related Websites
https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/130861
ANU Open Research. Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection.
Other Related Identifiers
MorphoId:ltern6.69; PackageId:829
Access Rights
Prior to publication of research utilising these data - the data provider (Dr Jeremy Russell-Smith) requests consultation.
Access Rights Type
Open
Rights held in and over the data
Creative 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 Type
CC-BY - Attribution (Version 4)
Licence
LTERN Deed: 45 Date of execution: 2017-02-06
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Data Management Plan
No
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service
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