5 August 2013 ArcFuel methodology for mapping forest fuels in Europe
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Proceedings Volume 8795, First International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2013); 87951J (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2028213
Event: First International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment, 2013, Paphos, Cyprus
Abstract
The ArcFuel project aims to develop a generic methodology, which will enable the regular production of consistent forest vegetation fuel maps over Europe. Such maps can be used to simulate fire scenarios and support the design and implementation of effective prevention and mitigation measures against fires. ArcFuel uses the results of a recent effort of JRC Ispra, which aimed to create a standardized scheme of fuel types, representative of the vegetation occurring in the European forest regions. Based on this approach and using existing European spatial datasets and multi-temporal remotely sensed images ArcFuel defines a methodology for producing vegetation fuel maps compatible with the relevant scheme of JRC. The choice of input material was mainly driven by the need of keeping the production cost low and updating regularly the European vegetation fuel map. The proposed methodology can be applied in all EU regions and is currently tested and validated in pilot areas in Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy.
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Pericles Toukiloglou, Pericles Toukiloglou, George Eftychidis, George Eftychidis, Ioannis Gitas, Ioannis Gitas, Maria Tompoulidou, Maria Tompoulidou, } "ArcFuel methodology for mapping forest fuels in Europe", Proc. SPIE 8795, First International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2013), 87951J (5 August 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2028213; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2028213
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