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Abstract

Information on the effect of wildfires is critical in Mediterranean landscapes, which are prone to erosion and soil loss, leading ultimately to desertification. In these areas, vegetation regeneration after the fire is either non-existent or very slow due to water shortage during the summer season, when most wildfires occur. It is therefore necessary to obtain quick post-fire information in order to take the precautionary measures to avoid soil erosion. This paper presents the use of satellite imagery for the assessment of fire damage, as this may prove the only timely and cost-effective tool for this purpose.

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Authors: SAN MIGUEL-AYANZ J, JRC Ispra (IT);ANNONI A, JRC Ispra (IT);SCHMUCK G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 27th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, Tromsø (NO), 8-12 June 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41377 ORA
Record Number: 199811158 / Last updated on: 1998-10-09
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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