TOPIC: yellowstone fires
== 1 of 2 ==
Date: Wed, Aug 13 2008 7:50 pm
It seems hard to believe that the great yellowstone mega fire was 20
I thought I would pass on this link. It makes an interesting read.
== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Wed, Aug 13 2008 8:09 pm
From: DON BERTOLETTE
Twenty years ago, I was fighting fires near Jackson Hole and could
see the Yellowstone Fire storm clouds...it was a nightmare year for
many of us that year (if requested, I would be happy to elaborate in
a private message).
Ten years ago, my co-author and I were working on remotely sensed
identification and classification of burn severity at Grand
Canyon...independently, a pair of researchers (Benson and Keyes?)
were working on similar topic at Yellowstone, Glacier and other
Today, remotely sensed (yes and ground-truthed) burn severity
classification is routinely done on most large fire
complexes...provides burn area rehabilitation priorities for
Twenty years is a significant portion of most folks lifetime...a
blink of an eye in most ecosystems! Long live Yellowstone!!!