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Remote Sensing of Large Wildfires: In the European Mediterranean Basin

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Edited By: E Chuvieco

212 pages, 61 figs


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #103371 | ISBN: 3540657673
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provides a systematic review of the different applications for remote sensing and geographical information system techniques in research and management of forest fires. Geographic Information System files have been included in the accompanying CD-ROM depicting land cover, elevation, Koeppen classification climates and NOAA-AVHRR data of all European Mediterranean Europe at 1 sq km resolution. All these files are in Idrisi format and can be easily accessed from any GIS program. An Idrisi viewer has also been included in the CD-ROM.


Introduction; The Role of Fire in European Mediterranean Ecosystems; Short-Term Fire Risk: Foliage Moisture Content Estimation from Satellite Data; Meteorological Fire Danger Indices and Remote Sensing; Integrated Fire Risk Mapping; Fire Detection and Fire Growth Monitoring Using Satellite Data; Spectral Characterisation and Discrimination of Burnt Areas; Regional Scale Burnt Area Mapping in Southern Europe Using NOAA-AVHRR 1 km data; Burnt Land Mapping at Local Scale; References.

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