publication . Article . 2011

Recent Vegetation Fire Incidence in Russia

Hayasaka, Hiroshi;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Global Environmental Research, volume 15, issue 1, pages 5-13 (issn: 1343-8808, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Association of International Research Initiatives for Environmental Studies
MODIS hotspot data from NASA have now become a standard means of evaluating vegetation fires worldwide. Remote sensing is the most effective tool for large countries like Russia because it is hard to obtain exact, detailed forest fire data. Accumulated MODIS hotspot data of the nine years from 2002 to 2010 may allow us to assess recent changes in the vegetation fire incidence in Russia. This kind of analysis using various satellites is useful in estimating fire intensity and severity, burnt area, fire return interval and emission of greenhouse gases such as CO2. This paper discusses recent changes in the incidence of vegetation fires across the entire area of Ru...
free text keywords: Boreal forest, burnt area, hotspot, MODIS, vegetation fire
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