30 December 1997 Global distribution and characterization of vegetation fires using NOAA AVHRR data
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A temporal series of global coverage satellite data for the 12 month period April 1992 to March 1993 has been processed using a fire detection algorithm to record the positions of all vegetation fires observed. Fires are found to occur in almost all regions of the world, however 70% of all events detected are within the tropical belt. The spatial and temporal variations in the fire patterns are discussed and the main vegetation types that burn are identified. A methodology for parameterizing these distributions as a small number of classes is proposed and the geographical distribution of these classes is discussed.
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Edward Dwyer, Jean-Marie Gregoire, Jean-Paul Malingreau, "Global distribution and characterization of vegetation fires using NOAA AVHRR data", Proc. SPIE 3222, Earth Surface Remote Sensing, (30 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298129; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.298129
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