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This study illustrates the potential of remote sensing of vegetation fires, as derived from NOAA-AVHRR imagery, for the characterisation of the fire source and of its impact on the tropospheric chemistry. Mapping and spatio-temporal analysis tools, developed by the FIRE project, are used to analyse the fire dynamics in Central Africa during two annual periods; these correspond to the periods of rain chemistry studies, carried out as part of the DECAFE programme at two sampling sites in the equatorial forests of the Congo.

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Authors: KOFFI B, JRC Ispra (IT);GRÉGOIRE J-M, JRC Ispra (IT);BRIVIO P A, IRRS-CNR, Remote Sensing Department, Milano (IT);LACAUX J-P, Université Paul Sabatier, Laboratoire d'Aérologie, Toulouse (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Seminaire Depots Atmospheriques en Afrique, IGAC/Debits, Yamoussoukro (CI), December 5-8, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper FR 38779 ORA
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