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Abstract

The object of this report is to outline the various techniques that can be employed for monitoring vegetation fires at different geographic scales, so that meaningful analysis may be made in support of the management of protected areas. The report focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa, a priority area for the European Commission's action on sustainable development. The analysis and results presented here include ground surveys and satellite imagery of differing resolutions, which after interpretation into land cover maps, vegetation indices and statistics on fire counts and burnt areas, can be ingested into Geographic Information Systems. Subsequent data can be queried, displayed, analysed and output in cartographic, tabular and statistical formats for exploitation by the park managers as well as by the researchers in the African countries and in Europe.

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Authors: EVA H D, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);MAYAUX P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);GRÉGOIRE J-M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);CHEVALLIER D, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Ouagadougou (BF)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20862 FR (2003), 54pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200317223 / Last updated on: 2003-12-19
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: fr
Available languages: fr