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Fire Regimes in the Mojave Desert (1972-2010)

October 28, 2022

This U.S. Geological Survey data release consists of 3 raster datasets representing estimates of probability of ignition (ProbIgnitPredict.tif), fire frequency (FrequencyPredictRF.tif), and burn severity (dNBRPredictRF.tif) in the Mojave Desert from 1984 to 2010. The data include: (1) A shapefile of the Mojave Desert that was used as our study area boundary (MojaveEcoregion_TNS_UTM83.shp). The original shapefile was obtained from NatureServe in 2009; (2) Three Tagged-Interchange Format (TIF) raster datasets representing probability of ignition, fire frequency, and burn severity. Resolution equals 30 meters, projection equals UTM Zone 11N.

These data support the following publication:
Klinger, R., Underwood, E.C., McKinley, R. and Brooks, M.L., 2021. Contrasting Geographic Patterns of Ignition Probability and Burn Severity in the Mojave Desert. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, p.593167.

Publication Year 2022
Title Fire Regimes in the Mojave Desert (1972-2010)
DOI 10.5066/P99YGHSJ
Authors Robert C Klinger, Emma C Underwood, Randy McKinley, Matthew L Brooks
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Western Ecological Research Center - Headquarters