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Global distribution and characterization of vegetation fires using NOAA AVHRR data
Author(s): Edward Dwyer; Jean-Marie Gregoire; Jean-Paul Malingreau
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Paper Abstract

A temporal series of global coverage satellite data for the 12 month period April 1992 to March 1993 has been processed using a fire detection algorithm to record the positions of all vegetation fires observed. Fires are found to occur in almost all regions of the world, however 70% of all events detected are within the tropical belt. The spatial and temporal variations in the fire patterns are discussed and the main vegetation types that burn are identified. A methodology for parameterizing these distributions as a small number of classes is proposed and the geographical distribution of these classes is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3222, Earth Surface Remote Sensing, (30 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298129
Show Author Affiliations
Edward Dwyer, Space Applications Institute/Joint Research Ctr. (Italy)
Jean-Marie Gregoire, Space Applications Institute/Joint Research Ctr. (Italy)
Jean-Paul Malingreau, Space Applications Institute/Joint Research Ctr. (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3222:
Earth Surface Remote Sensing
Giovanna Cecchi; Edwin T. Engman; Eugenio Zilioli, Editor(s)

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