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Satellite-based detection of Canadian boreal forest fires: Development and application of the algorithm

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2000

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Li, Z., Nadon, S., and Cihlar, J., 2000, Satellite-based detection of Canadian boreal forest fires: Development and application of the algorithm: International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 21, no. 16, p. 3057-3069.

Summary

This study presents a comprehensive investigation of fires across the Canadian boreal forest zone by means of satellite-based remote sensing. A firedetection algorithm was designed to monitor fires using daily Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) images. It exploits information from multichannel AVHRR measurements to determine the locations of fires on satellite pixels of about 1 km2 under clear sky or thin smoke cloud conditions. Daily fire maps were obtained showing most of the active fires across Canada (except those obscured by thick clouds). This was achieved by first compositing AVHRR scenes acquired over Canada on a given day and then applying the fire-detection algorithm. For the fire seasons of 1994-1998, about [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1080/01431160050144956; 14 10.1080/01431160050144956
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0143-1161

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