Title

Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems to Forest Fire Hazard Mapping

Abstract

Digitally processed Thematic Mapper data were integrated with other layers of geographic information to derive a forest fire hazard map. The test area was located in the mediterranean coast of Spain, which is one of the countries most affected by forest fires in Europe.The area suffered a severe forest fire in 1985. Therefore, comparison between the predicted hazard and the actual burned area was possible. More than 22% of pixels with high hazard values in the whole study area were burned by the fire, while only 3.74% of those with low hazard values were actually burned.

Department

Natural Resources and the Environment

Publication Date

6-9-1989

Journal Title

Remote Sensing of Environment

Publisher

Elsevier Science Publishing Co.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/0034-4257(89)90023-0

Document Type

Article

Rights

©Elsevier Science Publishing Co. Inc., 1989

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