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Characterising Bush Fires in Australia’s Top End using MODIS Active Fire Observations

Maier, Stefan Walter, Edwards, Andrew C., Russell-Smith, Jeremy and Yates, Cameron P. (2011). Characterising Bush Fires in Australia’s Top End using MODIS Active Fire Observations. In: 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring, Sydney, NSW, 10-15 April 2011.

Document type: Conference Paper

IRMA ID 83393865xPUB174
Author Maier, Stefan Walter
Edwards, Andrew C.
Russell-Smith, Jeremy
Yates, Cameron P.
Title Characterising Bush Fires in Australia’s Top End using MODIS Active Fire Observations
Conference Name 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring
Conference Location Sydney, NSW
Conference Dates 10-15 April 2011
Conference Publication Title 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring
Publication Year 2011
Total Pages 3
Abstract Abstract – This study used MODIS active fire detections and associated fire radiative power estimates to characterise bush fires in the savanna region of Australia’s Northern Territory. In contrast to other sensors MODIS has dedicated fire channels that rarely saturate over fires, enabling fire detections during the day and estimates of fire radiative power. Using number of day- and night-time fire detections it was possible to distinguish two phases of fire activity. The first phase, occurring in the early dry season, is dominated by low intensity management fires that are lit during the day and extinguish in the evening. In the late dry season, the second phase shows many high intensity fires which are burning through the night.
Keyword Fire detection
Fire intensity
MODIS
Savannas
Seasonality
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URL http://www.isprs.org/proceedings/2011/ISRSE-34/
 
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