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This publication serves as the final report of a European Commission research contract entitled Environmental Monitoring of Spontaneous Combustion in the North China Coalfields. The main objectives of this research project were to develop a viable methodology, based principally on the use of aerospace remote sensing and geographical information system (GIS) techniques, to detect, measure and monitor the areas of spontaneous combustion of coal in northern China. In addition to developing a coal fire monitoring information system to aid the fire fighting teams in drawing up fire fighting management and prevention plans, the research also investigated the various fire extinguish techniques used in order to recommend optimum approaches for putting out the underground coal fires.

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Authors: VAN GENDEREN J L, International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences, Enschede (NL);HAIYAN G, Aerophotogrammetry and Remote Sensing Bureau of China Coal, Xi'an (CN)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1997) 244pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC), PO Box 6, 7500 AA Enschede (NL), fax: +31-53-4874400
ISBN: ISBN 90-6164-152-7
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