Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems to Forest Fire Hazard Mapping
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.
Natural Resources and the Environment
Remote Sensing of Environment
Elsevier Science Publishing Co.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Chuvieco, E. and R. Congalton. 1989. Application of remote sensing and geographic information systems to forest fire hazard mapping. Remote Sensing of Environment. Vol. 29, pp. 147-159.
©Elsevier Science Publishing Co. Inc., 1989