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Alaska Burn Severity Workshop

(February 2008

The USGS/USFS Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS) project and the USGS Alaska Science Center hosted a burn severity mapping workshop in Anchorage Alaska on February 20–21, 2008. The main objective of this workshop was to bring together key players in developing and using MTBS to answer the following questions: 1) What questions are the Alaska community (in the broad sense) trying to address with burn severity data and what are the successes and failures; 2) What is the MTBS methodology and what are known strengths and weaknesses; 3) How could burn severity information be improved to better answer the major questions facing Alaskans; and 4) Are there projects that individuals from academia and the different agencies can collaborate on in the near future? The desired outcome of the workshop is an understanding among the broad Alaska user community and MTBS to improve burn severity mapping for Alaska. For full documented workshop summary and list of the attendees please click here...

The workshop began with a review of the current understanding, associated burn severity mapping activities, and research activities making use of satellite observations and burn severity measurements in Alaska. The workshop objectives were to:


Wednesday 20 February 2008 Thursday 21 February 2008

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