Burn Severity Maps for the 2017 Panhandle Fires

Type
Publication
Date of Publication
December 7, 2021
Price
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Overview

In March of 2017, wildfires erupted throughout multiple counties in the Texas Panhandle, causing evacuations, destroying homes, and closing highways. The Dumas Complex, Lefors East, and Perryton wildfires started as numerous small fires. Ochiltree, Roberts, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Randall, Potter, Hutchinson, Gray, Wheeler, Carson, and Childress counties all reported grass fires that spread quickly. Recent advancements in satellite and computing technology enable us to assess both the short- and long-term impacts of the fire on vegetation.(6 pages)

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