Earth and Environmental Sciences Poster Session

Title

Get burned! A geostatistical approach for quantifying wildfires

Presenter Information

Pamela RodriguezFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Junior

Major

Earth and Environmental Sciences/Geology

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Robin Zhang, PhD.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

As climate change begins to affect sea level and global temperatures, it has also contributed to the frequency of wildfires. In this research, using Landsat-8 satellite imagery collected using the USGS’s EarthExplorer website, the intentions were to determine vegetation disturbance quantitatively using the difference in Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) by observing pre- and post-fire data of the Bond Fire that began on December 3, 2020, in the Santiago Canyon region of Orange County, California. This was done by using ERDAS Imagine to find the Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR) of each image and ArcMap for classifying the values present in each photo to determine the total area affected before calculating the dNBR. With the results collected using this method, it can be determined there was a substantial amount of vegetation disturbed by the wildfire that burned through this region.

Location

Waterfield Gallery

Start Date

November 2021

End Date

November 2021

Fall Scholars Week 2021 Event

EES Poster Session

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Get burned! A geostatistical approach for quantifying wildfires

Waterfield Gallery

As climate change begins to affect sea level and global temperatures, it has also contributed to the frequency of wildfires. In this research, using Landsat-8 satellite imagery collected using the USGS’s EarthExplorer website, the intentions were to determine vegetation disturbance quantitatively using the difference in Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) by observing pre- and post-fire data of the Bond Fire that began on December 3, 2020, in the Santiago Canyon region of Orange County, California. This was done by using ERDAS Imagine to find the Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR) of each image and ArcMap for classifying the values present in each photo to determine the total area affected before calculating the dNBR. With the results collected using this method, it can be determined there was a substantial amount of vegetation disturbed by the wildfire that burned through this region.