Dendrochronology study of fire history, Andrews Experimental Forest and central western Cascades, Oregon, 1482-1952

  • Creator(s): Frederick J. Swanson, Peter D. Adrian Teensma
  • PI(s): Frederick J. Swanson
  • Originator(s): Peter D. Adrian Teensma
  • Other researcher(s): Peter D. Adrian Teensma
  • Dates of data preparation: Jan 10 1984 - Aug 31 1987
  • Data collection status: Study collection is completed and no new collection is planned
  • Data access: Online
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  • Last update: Aug 4 2016 (Version 10)
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Swanson, F.; Teensma, P. 2016. Dendrochronology study of fire history, Andrews Experimental Forest and central western Cascades, Oregon, 1482-1952. Long-Term Ecological Research. Forest Science Data Bank, Corvallis, OR. [Database]. Available: Accessed 2024-05-21.
Data were provided by the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest research program, funded by the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Program (DEB 2025755), US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and Oregon State University.
While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is". The Andrews LTER shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of data sets.
Fire history is documented for an 11,000 hectare (27,110 acre) area in the western Oregon Cascades , including H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Fire scar and tree origin data were collected mainly from stumps at 359 sites. Thirty-five fire events are mapped from 1482 to 1952. Mean fire return intervals are derived from data at individual sites, about 5 hectares in size, rather than from the corrected master fire chronology.

Study Description Study Site Map Download Study Location Information: (CSV)
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1Fire history and fire regimes (Jan 10 1984 - Aug 31 1987)METADATADATA
2Corrected master fire chronology (Jan 10 1984 - Aug 31 1987)METADATADATA

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