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Low spatial resolution ATSR-1 data over Central Africa is used for 1994-5 dry season to estimate the amount of savannah burnt. A resulting map of burnt areas is calibrated with high spatial resolution landset TM data. The resulting area estimates are lower than some of those previously published for Africa. When combined with maps of vegetation types the work can be used to provide estimates of emissions from savannah fires at regional levels.

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Authors: EVA H, SAI Ispra (IT);LAMBIN E, Department of Geography, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: International Journal of Remote Sensing, 19 (1998) 3473-3497
Record Number: 199910678 / Last updated on: 1999-04-30
Original language: en
Available languages: en