Metadata Name Description
Resource Name: BUSHFIRE_SEVERITY_EAST_AND_NORTHEAST_VICTORIA_2019-20
Title: Fire severity map of the major fires in Gippsland and north east Victoria in 2019/20 (version 1.0)
Anzlic Id: ANZVI0803008638
Custodial Program: Forest, Fire and Regions
Custodian: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Abstract: Fire severity classification of bushfires (wildfires) impacting ~1.5 million hectares of predominantly forested public land in eastern and north-eastern Victoria (and ~300,000 ha of southern NSW), between November 2019 and March 2020. Fire severity mapping was derived using machine learning classification (Random forests) of eight Spectral Indices (SI) from pre and post fire Sentinel 2 satellite imagery. The fire severity classification model was trained using high resolution (<35 cm) post-fire near-infrared aerial imagery from 12 bushfires which occurred during the 2018/2019 fire season across areas of Central and Eastern Victoria. A detailed description of the classification methodology can be found in Collins et al. (2018). The classification covers woody vegetation landcover types (including native and non-native forest, woodland and shrubland).
The primary purpose of this data to provide rapid and comprehensive landscape-scale spatial information about bushfire severity to inform initial risk assessments on the public land in the actual and potential impact zone. This assists with the transition from response to emergency stabilisation and initial recovery in accordance with the Code of Practice for Bushfire Management on Public Land (2012).
Fire severity classes are i) Canopy burnt (Class 6)- CB (> 20% canopy foliage consumed); ii) High canopy scorch (5) - HCS (>80% of canopy foliage is scorched); Medium canopy scorch (4) - MCS (Canopy is a mosaic of both unburnt and scorched foliage, 20 - 80%); iii) Low canopy scorch (3) - LCS (Canopy foliage is largely unaffected (<20% scorched), but the understorey has been burnt); iv) Unburnt (2) - UB (Canopy and understorey foliage are largely (>90%) unburnt). Additional classes: v) No Data (0) (e.g. due to obscuration by cloud, cloud-shadow and/or smoke and haze) and vi) Non-woody vegetation (unclassified) (1).
An independent cross-validation of the classification model was used to estimate global and per-class model accuracy. Overall accuracy is estimated to be 85% (0.81 Kappa), with producer per-class accuracy ranging from 97% (CB), 91% (HCS), 88% (UB), 75% (LCS) and 61% (MCS). A ground-based validation of the classification has not been undertaken.
Data is provided on the basis that users undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, on behalf of the Victorian Government, makes no representations, either expressed or implied, as to the suitability of this data for any particular purpose.
We do not accept any liability to any person:
- for the information, data or advice (or the use of such information, data or advice) which is provided or incorporated into it by reference
- for any interference with or damage to a user's computer, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this data or its use
Related research can be found in L. Collins, P. Griffioen, G. Newell, A. Mellor (2018), The utility of Random Forests for wildfire severity mapping, Remote Sensing of Environment, 216, 374-384
Search Words: FORESTS, EMERGENCY, HAZARDS Fire
Nominal Input Scale: N/A
Currency Date: 18 February 2022
Dataset Status: Completed
Progress: Complete
Access Constraint: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence, Copyright and Attribution, Terms of Use - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Metadata Name Description
Resource Name: BUSHFIRE_SEVERITY_EAST_AND_NORTHEAST_VICTORIA_2019-20
Title: Fire severity map of the major fires in Gippsland and north east Victoria in 2019/20 (version 1.0)
Anzlic Id: ANZVI0803008638
Custodian: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Owner: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Abstract: Fire severity classification of bushfires (wildfires) impacting ~1.5 million hectares of predominantly forested public land in eastern and north-eastern Victoria (and ~300,000 ha of southern NSW), between November 2019 and March 2020. Fire severity mapping was derived using machine learning classification (Random forests) of eight Spectral Indices (SI) from pre and post fire Sentinel 2 satellite imagery. The fire severity classification model was trained using high resolution (<35 cm) post-fire near-infrared aerial imagery from 12 bushfires which occurred during the 2018/2019 fire season across areas of Central and Eastern Victoria. A detailed description of the classification methodology can be found in Collins et al. (2018). The classification covers woody vegetation landcover types (including native and non-native forest, woodland and shrubland).
The primary purpose of this data to provide rapid and comprehensive landscape-scale spatial information about bushfire severity to inform initial risk assessments on the public land in the actual and potential impact zone. This assists with the transition from response to emergency stabilisation and initial recovery in accordance with the Code of Practice for Bushfire Management on Public Land (2012).
Fire severity classes are i) Canopy burnt (Class 6)- CB (> 20% canopy foliage consumed); ii) High canopy scorch (5) - HCS (>80% of canopy foliage is scorched); Medium canopy scorch (4) - MCS (Canopy is a mosaic of both unburnt and scorched foliage, 20 - 80%); iii) Low canopy scorch (3) - LCS (Canopy foliage is largely unaffected (<20% scorched), but the understorey has been burnt); iv) Unburnt (2) - UB (Canopy and understorey foliage are largely (>90%) unburnt). Additional classes: v) No Data (0) (e.g. due to obscuration by cloud, cloud-shadow and/or smoke and haze) and vi) Non-woody vegetation (unclassified) (1).
An independent cross-validation of the classification model was used to estimate global and per-class model accuracy. Overall accuracy is estimated to be 85% (0.81 Kappa), with producer per-class accuracy ranging from 97% (CB), 91% (HCS), 88% (UB), 75% (LCS) and 61% (MCS). A ground-based validation of the classification has not been undertaken.
Data is provided on the basis that users undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, on behalf of the Victorian Government, makes no representations, either expressed or implied, as to the suitability of this data for any particular purpose.
We do not accept any liability to any person:
- for the information, data or advice (or the use of such information, data or advice) which is provided or incorporated into it by reference
- for any interference with or damage to a user's computer, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this data or its use
Related research can be found in L. Collins, P. Griffioen, G. Newell, A. Mellor (2018), The utility of Random Forests for wildfire severity mapping, Remote Sensing of Environment, 216, 374-384
Search Words: FORESTS, EMERGENCY, HAZARDS Fire
Purpose: The primary purpose of this data to provide rapid and comprehensive landscape-scale spatial information about bushfire severity to inform initial risk assessments on the public land in the actual and potential impact zone. This assists with the transition from response to emergency stabilisation and initial recovery in accordance with the Code of Practice for Bushfire Management on Public Land (2012). Further reading on the approach used can be found in the article The Utility of Random Forests for wildfire severity mapping, link to resource: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0034425718303328?via%3Dihub
Geographic Extent Polygon:
Geographic Bounding Box:
-34
141
 
150
-39
Beginning Date: 01JAN2020
Ending Date: 01JAN2020
Maintainence and Update Frequency: Irregular
Stored Data Format: GeoTiff
Available Format(s) Types: Geotiff
Lineage: Primary
Positional Accuracy: https://earth.esa.int/web/sentinel/technical-guides/sentinel-2-msi/performance
Atribute Accuracy: Classes are defined below together with [Estimated producer accuracy %]. Producer accuracy is estimated through cross-validation of the classification model described in https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0034425718303328?via%3Dihub Estimated global accuracy is 85% (0.81 Kappa) Class 0. No Data (e.g. due to obscuration of satellite imagery due to cloud, cloud-shadow and/or smoke and haze) 1. Non-woody vegetation (unclassified). 2. Unburnt - UB (Canopy and understorey foliage are largely (>90%) unburnt) [88%] 3. Low canopy scorch - LCS (Canopy foliage is largely unaffected (<20% scorched), but the understorey has been burnt) [75%] 4. Medium canopy scorch - MCS (Canopy is a mosaic of both unburnt and scorched foliage, 20 - 80%) [61%] 5. High canopy scorch - HCS (>80% of canopy foliage is scorched) [91%] 6. Canopy burnt - CB (> 20% canopy foliage consumed) [97%]
Logical Consistency: N/A
Data Source: Sentinel 2, https://sentinel.esa.int/web/sentinel/missions/sentinel-2
Contact Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Contact Position: Dataset Data Manager
Address: 6/8 Nicholson Street
 East Melbourne   Vic 3002
 Australia
Telephone: N/A
Facsimile: N/A
Email Address: naomi.withers@delwp.vic.gov.au
Metadata Date: 2022-02-18 00:00:00.0
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