Land Use and Fires

  • I. Csiszar
  • C. O. JUSTICE
  • A. D. Mcguire
  • M. A. Cochrane
  • D. P. Roy
  • F. Brown
  • S. G. Conard
  • P. G. H. Frost
  • L. Giglio
  • C. Elvidge
  • M. D. Flannigan
  • E. Kasischke
  • D. J. Mcrae
  • T. S. Rupp
  • B. J. Stocks
  • D. L. Verbyla
Part of the Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing book series (RDIP, volume 6)

Abstract

Research on fire is often of an applied nature, addressing questions of how to manage landscapes for fire, how to determine fire danger, how to model fire behavior, fire impacts and post-fire succession (Martell 2001; Chuvieco 2003). This in part reflects the desire of the funding agencies to maximize the benefits from the large amounts of public money spent each year on fire management. There is an increasing body of fire research in the area of global change, for example studying the potential impacts of climate change altering fire regimes, the impact on the atmosphere in terms of emissions, radiative forcing and chemical composition and feedbacks to the surface (Scholes et al., 1996; Stocks et al., 1998; Govaerts et al., 2002).

Keywords

Biomass Burning Methane Dioxide Dust 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Csiszar
    • 1
  • C. O. JUSTICE
    • 1
  • A. D. Mcguire
    • 2
  • M. A. Cochrane
    • 3
  • D. P. Roy
    • 4
  • F. Brown
    • 5
  • S. G. Conard
    • 6
  • P. G. H. Frost
    • 7
  • L. Giglio
    • 8
  • C. Elvidge
    • 9
  • M. D. Flannigan
    • 10
  • E. Kasischke
    • 1
  • D. J. Mcrae
    • 10
  • T. S. Rupp
    • 11
  • B. J. Stocks
    • 10
  • D. L. Verbyla
    • 11
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit University of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksUSA
  3. 3.Center for Global Change and Earth ObservationsEast LansingUSA
  4. 4.Department of Geography, College Park, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 922University of MarylandGreenbeltUSA
  5. 5.UFAC/WHRC Setor do Estudos do Uso da Terra e Mudanças Globais – SETEM Parque Zoobotanico Universidade Federal do Acre Rio BrancoAcreBrasil
  6. 6.USDA Forest ServiceArlingtonUSA
  7. 7.University of Zimbabwe, Institute of Environmental StudiesPleasantZimbabwe
  8. 8.Science Systems and Applications, Inc., NASA/GSFCGreenbeltUSA
  9. 9.NOAA/NGDCCOUSA
  10. 10.Canadian Forest Service, Great Lakes Forestry CentreOntarioCanada
  11. 11.University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Agriculture and Land Resource ManagementFairbanksUSA

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