Figure S1 Schematic representation of photon transport in vegetation canopies.

Figure S2 Maps of fire products overlaid on precipitation maps derived from WorldClim database.

Figure S3 Remote sensing essentials.

Figure S4 Effects of aggregation on canopy spatial information generated from a detailed three-dimensional model of a savanna-type canopy.

Table S1 Results of ISI Web Of Knowledge literature search using earth observation terms in combination with keywords characterizing ecological systems.

Table S2 Spatial resolution (SR) and number of spectral bands (SB) of passive satellites and sensors. Launched–time of satellite launch.

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