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Burnt land mapping at local scale

  • N. Koutsias
  • M. Karteris
  • A. Fernández-Palacios
  • C. Navarro
  • J. Jurado
  • R. Navarro
  • A. Lobo

Abstract

This chapter outlines some of the aspects of the contribution of satellite remote sensing, especially when high spatial resolution data are involved, to burnt land studies. Some theoretical aspects of the meaning of scale and how it influences these studies are also provided. A brief description of the particular character of the Mediterranean landscape is given, because it constitutes the geographical domain to which this book refers. Finally, a description of some of the techniques that have been developed and used in burnt land studies (mainly from the Megafires project) is provided.

Keywords

Normalise Difference Vegetation Index Vegetation Index Thematic Mapper Damage Level Burnt Area 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Koutsias
    • 1
  • M. Karteris
    • 1
  • A. Fernández-Palacios
    • 2
  • C. Navarro
    • 2
  • J. Jurado
    • 2
  • R. Navarro
    • 3
  • A. Lobo
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Forestry and Natural EnvironmentAristotelian UniversityGreece
  2. 2.Consejería de Medio AmbienteJunta de AndaluciaSevillaSpain
  3. 3.ETSI Agrónomos y de MontesUniversidad de CórdobaSpain
  4. 4.Institut de Ciències de la TerraBarcelonaSpain

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