Fire Extent and Severity Mapping (FESM) 2017/18

Fire severity is a metric of the loss of biomass caused by fire. In collaboration with the NSW Rural Fire Service, DPIE Remote Sensing & Regulatory Mapping team has developed a semi-automated approach to mapping fire extent and severity through a machine learning framework based on sentinel 2 satellite imagery. The statewide severity map has standardised classes to allow comparison of different fires across the landscape. The FESM severity classes include: unburnt, low severity (burnt understory, unburnt canopy), moderate severity (partial canopy scorch), high severity (complete canopy scorch, partial canopy consumption), extreme (full canopy consumption).

This dataset represents the 2017/18 fire year, including wildfires >100ha with fire start date between July 2017 and June 2018.

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Data Type Raster
Alternative Title FESMv3
Metadata Date 21/02/2020
Date Created 03/05/2021
Date Revised 03/05/2021
Date Published 03/05/2021
Edition FESMv3
Purpose Bushfire response planning and analysis by land and environmental managers
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency There are no plans to update the data
Field of Research Landscape Ecology,Fire

Dataset extent

Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
NSW Place Name NSW
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/2019
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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