The Rim Fire started on August 17, 2013 in a remote area of the Stanislaus National Forest near the confluence of the Clavey and Tuolumne Rivers about 20 miles east of Sonora, California. The Rim Fire burned 257,314 acres, including 154,530 acres of National Forest System (NFS) lands, becoming the third largest wildfire in California history. - Stanislaus National Forest
The requested survey area consisted of a single irregular polygon of approximately 1500 km2
, located west of Yosemite Valley in California. The polygon covered the Yosemite Rim fire that occurred in fall 2013. Two flight strips were flown with full waveform data collection. A smaller polygon (Smithsonian forest plot) north of Crane Flat Fire lookout, within the larger area, was collected at a higher point density and full waveform.
Stavros, E.N., T. Zachary, V. Kane, S. Veraverbeke, R. McGaughey, J. Lutz, C. Ramirez, & D.S. Schimel (2016) Unprecedented remote sensing data over the King and Rim Megafires in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Ecology
Bob McGaughey with the US Forest Service processed point cloud information and ran the data fusion software. Johnathan Kane was responsible for quality control. Acquisition funding was provided by Dr. Van Kane with the University of Washington and Dr. James Lutz with Utah State University.
Funding for the acquisition of the LiDAR datawas provided by the National Park Service, Fire and Aviation Management Branch, Fuels and Ecology Program (Interagency Agreement F8803100015) and the U.S. Geological Survey Terrestrial, Freshwater, and Marine Ecosystems Program. Any use of trade, product, or ﬁrm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the US Government.
: yosemite, forest fire, wildfire, national park, Stanislaus National Forest
: 11/06/2013 - 11/24/2013