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Abstract

A temporal series of global coverage satellite data for the period April 1992 to March 1993 has been processed using a fire detection algorithm to record the position of all vegetation fires observed. Fires occur in almost all regions of the world, however 70% of all events detected are within the tropical belt. The spatial and temporal variations in the fire patterns are discussed and the main vegetation types that burn are identified. A methodology for parameterizing these distributions as a small number of classes is proposed and the geographical distribution of these classes is discussed.

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Authors: DWYER E, JRC Ispra (IT);GRÉGOIRE J-M, JRC Ispra (IT);MALINGREAU J-P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: The European Symposium on Aerospace Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems and Hydrology, London (GB), 22-26 September 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40770 ORA
Record Number: 199810330 / Last updated on: 1998-03-09
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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