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Performance evaluation of AVHRR-based methods for the estimation of fire susceptibility in southern Italy
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Paper Abstract

Over the years, several satellite-based indicators have been developed for Fire Susceptibility Estimation (FSE) most of which are based on AVHRR data. Unfortunately, these indicators yield different results when applied to different ecosystems or geographic regions and this creates confusion concerning their effectiveness. This work aims at evaluating the performance of the existing AVHRR-based FSE methods. Such evaluation was performed in the Basilicata and Calabria Region by using NOAA-12,-14 summery imagery selected from a long time series acquired from 1995 to 1999. Fire susceptibility maps obtained from the considered methods were compared to fire archives provided by the Italian National Forestry Service. The most satisfactory results were obtained from methods based on the cross analyses of NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) with thermal channels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5232, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology V, (24 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.513882
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Rosa Lasaponara, Istituto di Metodologie per l'Analisi Ambientale, CNR (Italy)
Tiziana Simoniello, Istituto di Metodologie per l'Analisi Ambientale, CNR (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)
Nicola Masini, Istituto per i Beni Archeologici e Monumentali, CNR (Italy)
Vincenzo Cuomo, Istituto di Metodologie per l'Analisi Ambientale, CNR (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5232:
Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology V
Manfred Owe; Guido D'Urso; Jose F. Moreno; Alfonso Calera, Editor(s)

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