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Remote sensing of vegetation fires and its contribution to a fire management information system


Flasse, Stephane P.; Trigg, Simon N.; Ceccato, Pietro N.; Perryman, Anita H.; Hudak, Andrew T.; Thompson, Mark W.; Brockett, Bruce H.; Drame, Moussa; Ntabeni, Tim; Frost, Philip E.; Landmann, Tobias; le Roux, Johan L. 2004. Remote sensing of vegetation fires and its contribution to a fire management information system. In: Goldammer, J.; de Ronde, C., eds. Fire management handbook for sub-Sahara Africa. Frieburg, Germany: Global Fire Monitoring Center: 158-211.

In the last decade, research has proven that remote sensing can provide very useful support to fire managers. This chapter provides an overview of the types of information remote sensing can provide to the fire community. First, it considers fire management information needs in the context of a fire management information system. An introduction to remote sensing then precedes a description of fire information obtainable from remote sensing data (such as vegetation status, active fire detection and burned areas assessment). Finally, operational examples in five African countries illustrate the practical use of remotely sensed fire information.

Keywords: remote sensing, vegetation fires, fire management information


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Remote sensing of vegetation fires and its contribution to a fire management information system
Electronic Publish Date: September 8, 2007
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