Title:

Using MODIS to evaluate heterogeneity of biomass burning in southern African savannahs: A case study in Etosha

Publication Year:
2005
Abstract:

As part of SAFARI 2000, this study investigated fire severity associated with, and emissions released from, a wildfire that burned a total area of approximately 3200 km2 of semi-arid savannahs in the region of Etosha National Park, Namibia. Percent tree cover derived from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data was used to scale up from site-level field measurements to landscape-level emission fields. Empirical relationships relating fuel load and combustion completeness to tree cover were developed from field observations. These relationships were coupled to the remotely sensed data to determine the emissions released over the entire area burned.

Publication Title:

International Journal for Remote Sensing

Volume:
26
Issue:
19
Pages:
4219 - 4237
Item Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en

EIS custom tag descriptions