Wildland Fire Danger Estimation and Mapping: The Role of Remote Sensing Data

Wildland Fire Danger Estimation and Mapping: The Role of Remote Sensing Data

by Emilio Chuvieco
ISBN-10:
981238569X
ISBN-13:
9789812385697
Pub. Date:
10/28/2003
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

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Wildland Fire Danger Estimation and Mapping: The Role of Remote Sensing Data

The book presents a wide range of techniques for extracting information from satellite remote sensing images in forest fire danger assessment. It covers the main concepts involved in fire danger rating, and analyses the inputs derived from remotely sensed data for mapping fire danger at both the local and global scale. The questions addressed concern the estimation of fuel moisture content, the description of fuel structural properties, the estimation of meteorological danger indices, the analysis of human factors associated with fire ignition, and the integration of different risk factors in a geographic information system for fire danger management.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789812385697
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Series: Series In Remote Sensing Series
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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