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The Effect of Prolonged Drought on Chaparral Dieback within the Perimeters of the Thomas and Woolsey Fires in Southern California, USA

May 24, 2022

This dataset contains data pertaining to chaparral vegetation dieback based on the difference or change in the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) prior to and 6 years into an extensive drought before the 2017 Thomas and 2018 Woolsey Fires in southern California. The difference in mean NDVI is provided for 9322 study plots as are values for a number of physical and climatological variables and burn severity following the two fires.

These data support the following publication:
Keeley, J.E., Brennan-Kane, T.J., and Syphard, A.D., in-review. The effects of prolonged drought on vegetation dieback and megafires in southern California chaparral.