5. Satellite Remote Sensing of Fires
- Claire M. Belcher
Published Online: 9 APR 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Fire Phenomena and the Earth System: An Interdisciplinary Guide to Fire Science
How to Cite
Roy, D. P., Boschetti, L. and Smith, A. M.S. (2013) Satellite Remote Sensing of Fires, in Fire Phenomena and the Earth System: An Interdisciplinary Guide to Fire Science (ed C. M. Belcher), John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118529539.ch5
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter
- Published Online: 9 APR 2013
- Published Print: 20 MAY 2013
Print ISBN: 9780470657485
Online ISBN: 9781118529539
- fire-affected areas;
- satellite remote sensing;
- smouldering fires;
Space-borne sensors provide the only way to monitor the global distribution and characteristics of fire. Dramatic satellite maps showing fire activity across the entire Earth have been providing a unique picture of fire activity for the last three decades. This chapter demonstrates the key role that satellite remote sensing can play in providing spatially and temporally explicit data and derived data products for monitoring of wildfires. Data from satellite remote sensing systems have been used to monitor smoke plumes, the extent of fire-affected areas, flaming and smouldering fire locations and timing, and to characterize various fire properties.