Monitoring of forest fires in Far East Russia

K. Kawano, H. Iwabuchi, J. Kudoh

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Abstract

A forest fire makes it lose large quantities of forest resources, and promotes global warming. In Far East Russia, since the forest fire occurs every year, it has had a great influence on earth environment. The temporal analysis of NOAA AVHRR images is effective for monitoring the global change. We analyzed the number of hot spots and aerosol using NOAA AVHRR images for ten years in Far East Russia. The year with most hot spots was 1998 and the generating places of the fires were seashore parts. And most fires occurred in summer every year. Since a lot of smoke occurs from a hot spot, the quantity of aerosol has also increased in summer. There were few hot spots in June 1998 because there was much precipitation. It considers that there is correlation between the precipitation and the number of hot spots, because precipitation in 1998 is less than an average year and the number of hot spots is more than an average year.

Original languageEnglish
Pages2060-2062
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Event2002 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2002) - Toronto, Ont., Canada
Duration: 2002 Jun 242002 Jun 28

Other

Other2002 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2002)
CountryCanada
CityToronto, Ont.
Period02/6/2402/6/28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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