Fire extent and severity mapping

Annual report for the 2019–20, 2018–19 and 2017–18 fire years

This is the first fire extent and severity mapping annual report produced for New South Wales. It outlines analyses for the 2019–20 fire season and retrospectively compares the 2017–18 and 2018–19 fire seasons.

Date
14 May 2021
Publisher
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Type
Publication, Annual report
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-922558-67-1
  • ID EES20210180
  • File PDF 2MB
  • Pages 20
  • Name fire-extent-and-severity-mapping-annual report-2017-18-2019-20-210180.pdf

Information about the severity of a fire on a landscape is critical to understanding the relationship between fuels, fire behaviour and landscapes.

In collaboration with the NSW Rural Fire Service, we've developed a semi-automated approach to mapping fire in New South Wales: fire extent and severity mapping.This approach uses satellite imagery and machine learning to deliver near real-time maps of fire severity.

For more information visit our Fire extent and severity maps webpage.