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Abstract

Sensors on meteorological and earth observation satellites can provide regular local and global assessments of vegetation fires and deforestation. They provide an up-to-date description of fuel condition, fire location and forest boundaries. Such information can form the basis of fire risk and deforestation alarms. Furthermore, archives of data can be used to put current forest/fire conditions into an historic perspective. However, work of this nature on continental and global scales requires global data sets. Some of the generic issues in the collection and management of these data are reviewed.

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Authors: BELWARD A, JRC Ispra (IT);MALINGREAU J-P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Natural Hazard Assessment and Mitigation : The Unique Role of Remote Sensing, London (GB), March 8-9, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38694 ORA
Record Number: 199411491 / Last updated on: 1994-12-06
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en