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Table 2 Number of plots by severity class, in the initial and extended RdNBR assessment of the Rim Fire for 182 plots in Stanislaus National Forest, USA. An increase in severity category is indicated by (+) and a decrease is indicated by (−). U is unchanged, L is low severity, M is moderate severity, and H is high severity.

From: Relating Fire-Caused Change in Forest Structure to Remotely Sensed Estimates of Fire Severity

  U (extended) L (extended) M (extended) H (extended)
U (initial) 7 5 (+) 0 0
L (initial) 1 (−) 29 14 (+) 0
M (initial) 0 12 (−) 49 3 (+)
H (initial) 0 0 4 (−) 58