Assessing vegetation fires activity and its drivers in West - Central Africa using MODIS and TRMM data

Nicola Clerici, Luigi Boschetti, Hugh Eva, Jean Marie Grégoire

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Abstract

We analyzed fire regimes for the 2002-2003 dry season in West and Central Africa using active fire counts derived from MODIS and TRMM data. Spatial and temporal descriptors were extracted to characterize the fire regimes. Statistics on fire occurrences per land-cover class were derived using the JRC-GLC2000 map. Cluster analysis was applied to characterize regional fire regimes. The number of fires detected by the two satellite sensors is considerably different but showed a good agreement in their spatial distribution. The analyses conducted confirm previous investigations on global and regional datasets regarding African fire regimes. The study may provide valuable information for the understanding of Western and Central Africa fire regimes, and for supporting land-cover change studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages2087-2090
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings: Science for Society: Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet. IGARSS 2004 - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: Sep 20 2004Sep 24 2004

Conference

Conference2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings: Science for Society: Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet. IGARSS 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK
Period9/20/049/24/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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