Carmel River Watershed: 2016 Soberanes Fire Burn Severity

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  • Map produced by: Nikki Inglis
  • Burn severity projected Coordinate System: WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_10N
    • Datum: WGS_1984

Processing Steps

  1. Burn severity was calculated by taking the delta Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR), or difference in burn severity, between June 20, 2016 and Oct. 27, 2017 using Landsat Imagery. Methodology based on Key and Benson (2006) [1].



  1. Key, CH, Benson, NC. 2006. Landscape Assessment (LA). Fire effects monitoring and inventory system. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-164-CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. LA-1-55.