Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network: Plot-based Fire Severity Associations with Season and Frequency, Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks, Northern Territory, Australia, 1994–2013

Abstract: This data package is a derivative product consisting of a subset of already published data fire severity data packages (from Dr Jeremy Russell-Smith), combined with data indicating time since last fire (from Brett Murphy). These data are used to produce the graphs and conclusions found on pages 355 & 356 of Lindenmayer et. al 2014, Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring Challenges and Directions. A total of 220 permanent monitoring plots (40 m x 20 m) were established across three parks (Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk) in 1994-1995 to monitor biotic change. Of these, 132 plots are located in Kakadu, 41 plots are located in Litchfield, and 47 are located in Nitmiluk. These sample a variety of landform and vegetation type /habitat conditions. A substantial proportion of plots were positioned deliberately at sites likely to reveal environmental dynamics, especially at ecotones and in patches of fire-sensitive vegetation. For example stands of Callitris, sandstone heaths. As well, many plots are located at, or in the near vicinity of, intensively managed sites such as camp-grounds and other tourist destinations. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Three Park Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c3c22985ac2b. Project funding: These data were curated and published with strategic funds from a TERN initiative to publish long term data packages from the book Lindenmayer et al. 2014 Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring, Challenges and Direction. 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.
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collection
Title
Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network: Plot-based Fire Severity Associations with Season and Frequency, Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks, Northern Territory, Australia, 1994–2013
Brief Title
Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network
Alternate Title
Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network: Fire Severity Associations With Season And Frequency Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk, 1994–2013
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c3d6d1dae731
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
This data package is a derivative product consisting of a subset of already published data fire severity data packages (from Dr Jeremy Russell-Smith), combined with data indicating time since last fire (from Brett Murphy). These data are used to produce the graphs and conclusions found on pages 355 & 356 of Lindenmayer et. al 2014, Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring Challenges and Directions. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Three Park Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c3c22985ac2b.
Full Description
Abstract: This data package is a derivative product consisting of a subset of already published data fire severity data packages (from Dr Jeremy Russell-Smith), combined with data indicating time since last fire (from Brett Murphy). These data are used to produce the graphs and conclusions found on pages 355 & 356 of Lindenmayer et. al 2014, Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring Challenges and Directions. A total of 220 permanent monitoring plots (40 m x 20 m) were established across three parks (Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk) in 1994-1995 to monitor biotic change. Of these, 132 plots are located in Kakadu, 41 plots are located in Litchfield, and 47 are located in Nitmiluk. These sample a variety of landform and vegetation type /habitat conditions. A substantial proportion of plots were positioned deliberately at sites likely to reveal environmental dynamics, especially at ecotones and in patches of fire-sensitive vegetation. For example stands of Callitris, sandstone heaths. As well, many plots are located at, or in the near vicinity of, intensively managed sites such as camp-grounds and other tourist destinations. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Three Park Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c3c22985ac2b. Project funding: These data were curated and published with strategic funds from a TERN initiative to publish long term data packages from the book Lindenmayer et al. 2014 Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring, Challenges and Direction. 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
Plot set-up
The over-all plot sizes are 40 x 20 metre. Each plot is permanently located by a central metal star picket and GPS waypoint. Plots relocated by helicopter have a round large white lid on top to assist sighting the plot from air.
A permanent photo picket with number plate is placed 10 metre inside the plot parallel with the plot sides.
The corners and inner transects are marked by metal droppers.
The inner 40 x 10 metre plot is delineated with measuring tapes. Two 50 metre tapes are laid out 5 metre either side of central photo picket, parallel to the longer central axis, starting at zero on the left hand side heading to the back of the plot, and again at zero on the right hand side heading to the top of the plot.
NB: some plots are not strictly 40 metre due to plot landscape constraints.
Metal star pickets
GPS
50 metre measuring tapes
2
Record of fire occurrence
Fire occurrence is recorded based on on-ground plot visits, and from aerial ground-truthing assessments of each park’s satellite-based fire mapping programme.
An assessment is made as to whether the plot was unburnt, patchily burnt (ground cover at least 20% unburnt), or burnt, in three seasonal periods as follows: Wet season (w) - from onset of rains (typically November) until their cessation (typically March - April); Early dry season (e) - from end of wet season until end of July; Late dry season (L) - from August until start of rains.
3
Ground-based photos
Photos are supposed to be taken biannually, post wet season and late dry season. Often parks staff only manage one photo per year.
Digital camera
4
Fire severity score raw
Fire severity is scored for each recorded fire event from plot photos.
Plot photos are scored by a member of the research team and fire managers from the park.
Two seasonal photos per plot in any 1 year are not always available. However, in nearly all instances it is possible to confidently attribute fires to (1) season, given recourse to comprehensive plot records; and (2) severity class, by close examination of differences between foliage condition and vegetation structure in photo temporal sequences.
Note: This method may not detect all fires of very low severity or high patchiness occurring especially in wet or early dry season periods given rapid post-fire regrowth under high soil moisture conditions.
Fire severity is recorded using one or more the following categories:
• 0 = Unburnt
• 1 = Low
• 2 = Moderate
• 3 = High
• P = Patchily burnt
• U = Unburnt
• B = Burnt. Photo records missing.
• wet = Burn that occurred in the wet season
If no assessment is done the fire severity is recorded as NA.
Russell-Smith J, Edwards AC (2006) Seasonality and fire severity in savanna landscapes of monsoonal northern Australia. International Journal of Wildland Fire 15, 541–550.
Williams RJ, Gill AM, Moore PHR (2003) Fire behaviour. In ‘Fire in tropical savannas: the Kapalga experiment’. (Eds AN Andersen, GD Cook, RJ Williams) pp. 33–46. (Springer-Verlag: New York).
5
Fire severity score
All raw fire severity scores are mapped to
• 0 = Unburnt
• 1 = Low
• 2 = Moderate
• 3 = High
U->0
B->1
P->1
NA->0
wet-> removed
6
Time since last fire
The time since last fire occurrence is calculated in decimal years. This is NA from 1994 until the first recorded burn, unless there was no recorded burn before 1997, in which case 1994 wet season is set to be the first burn occurrence.
File Descriptions
tps_fire_severity_p366_combined.csv
burn
definitionUsed to determine the time since last fire. If there was no recorded burn before 1997, burn during 1994 wet season is set to be the first burn occurrence. i.e. 1994 Wet = 1. Otherwise it is set to be the fire severity score.
ordinal enumeration codes
0No Burn
1Low severity burn
2Moderate severity burn
3High severity burn
fire_severity_score
definitionFire severity score
ordinal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
fire_severity_score_raw
definitionRaw fire severity score
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
season
definitionSeason
ordinal enumeration codes
EDSEarly dry season
LDSLate dry season
WETWet season
time_since_fire
definitionDecimal years since last recorded fire occurrence. This is NA from 1994 until the first recorded burn, unless there was no recorded burn before 1997, in which case 1994 wet season is set to be the first burn occurrence.
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitnumber
year
date time formatYYYY
definitionSurvey year
tps_fire_severity_p366_combined_qc_reshape_wide.csv
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
x1994_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 1994 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x1995_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 1995 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x1995_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 1995 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x1995_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 1995 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x1996_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 1996 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x1996_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 1996 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x1996_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 1996 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x1997_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 1997 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x1997_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 1997 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x1997_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 1997 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x1998_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 1998 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x1998_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 1998 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x1998_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 1998 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x1999_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 1999 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x1999_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 1999 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x1999_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 1999 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2000_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 2000 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2000_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 2000 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2000_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 2000 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2001_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 2001 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2001_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 2001 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2001_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 2001 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2002_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 2002 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2002_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 2002 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2002_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 2002 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2003_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 2003 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2003_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 2003 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2003_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 2003 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2004_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 2004 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2004_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 2004 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2004_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 2004 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2005_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 2005 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2005_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 2005 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2005_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 2005 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2006_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 2006 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2006_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 2006 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2006_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 2006 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2007_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 2007 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2007_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 2007 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2007_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 2007 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2008_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 2008 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2008_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 2008 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2008_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 2008 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2009_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 2009 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2009_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 2009 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2009_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 2009 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2010_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 2010 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2010_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 2010 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2010_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 2010 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2011_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 2011 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2011_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 2011 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2011_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 2011 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2012_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 2012 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2012_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 2012 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2012_c_wet
definitionFire severity score for 2012 wet season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2013_a_eds
definitionFire severity score for 2013 early dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
x2013_b_lds
definitionFire severity score for 2013 late dry season
nominal enumeration codes
0Unburnt
1Low severity burn. Leaf scorch height less than or equal to 2 m and/or patchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt). Fire line intensity <<1000
2Moderate severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m scorched to mid-canopy only. Fire line intensity <1000-2000
3High severity burn. Leaf scorch height greater than 2 m, canopy scorched. Fire line intensity <1000-10000+
BBurnt. Photo records missing. Unable to score severity.
NANot assessed
PPatchily burnt (where patchy is defined as at least 20% of plot unburnt).
UUnburnt. Photo records missing.
wetBurn that occurred in the wet season
Contact Email
jeremy.russell-smith@cdu.edu.au; peter.jacklyn@cdu.edu.au
Contact Address
Charles Darwin University Darwin NT, 0909 Australia
Contact Phone Number
+61 8 8995 5035; +61 447 200 927
Principal Investigator
Jeremy Russell-Smith
Supervisors
Jeremy Russell-Smith
Collaborators
Brett Murphy; Darwin Centre for Bushfires Research, Charles Darwin University; Australian Government Parks Australia; Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission; Graeme Gillespie; Peter Jacklyn
Fields of Research
0501 - Ecological Applications; 0502 - Environmental Science and Management; 0602 - Ecology
Keywords
GCMD:Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Fire Ecology; GCMD:Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Prescribed Burns; GCMD:Earth Science > Biosphere > Vegetation; GCMD:Earth Science > Biosphere > Terrestrial Ecosystems > Savannas; LTERN Monitoring Theme:Vegetation structure; LTERN Monitoring Theme:Fire; keyword:Fire; keyword:Vegetation; keyword:Litchfield; keyword:Nitmiluk; keyword:Kakadu; keyword:Savanna; keyword:Parks; Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects; Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk; Fire Severity Associations With Season And Frequency
Type of Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Date Coverage
1994
2013
Geospatial Location
text
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -12.11059, southlimit = -13.94659, westlimit = 131.88766, eastLimit = 133.00257
text
Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -13.038, southlimit = -13.525891, westlimit = 130.684447, eastLimit = 130.9701
text
Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -13.81268, southlimit = -14.39819, westlimit = 132.16505, eastLimit = 132.74043
Date of data creation
2015-05-14
Year of data publication
2015
Creator(s) for Citation
Jeremy
Russell-Smith
Peter
Jacklyn
Publisher for Citation
Long Term Ecological Research Network
Publications
isbn
9781461957508
Biodiversity and environmental change : monitoring, challenges and direction
Lindenmayer et. al 2014, Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring Challenges and Directions, CSIRO
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:ltern.102; PackageId:366
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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