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Remote Sens. 2016, 8(5), 403;

A Spatio-Temporal Model for Forest Fire Detection Using HJ-IRS Satellite Data

Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
College of Information Science & Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
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Academic Editors: Diofantos Hadjimitsis, Ioannis Gitas, Luigi Boschetti, Kyriacos Themistocleous and Prasad S. Thenkabail
Received: 24 March 2016 / Revised: 27 April 2016 / Accepted: 4 May 2016 / Published: 11 May 2016
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Fire detection based on multi-temporal remote sensing data is an active research field. However, multi-temporal detection processes are usually complicated because of the spatial and temporal variability of remote sensing imagery. This paper presents a spatio-temporal model (STM) based forest fire detection method that uses multiple images of the inspected scene. In STM, the strong correlation between an inspected pixel and its neighboring pixels is considered, which can mitigate adverse impacts of spatial heterogeneity on background intensity predictions. The integration of spatial contextual information and temporal information makes it a more robust model for anomaly detection. The proposed algorithm was applied to a forest fire in 2009 in the Yinanhe forest, Heilongjiang province, China, using two-month HJ-1B infrared camera sensor (IRS) images. A comparison of detection results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm described in this paper are useful to represent the spatio-temporal information contained in multi-temporal remotely sensed data, and the STM detection method can be used to obtain a higher detection accuracy than the optimized contextual algorithm. View Full-Text
Keywords: forest fire detection; spatio-temporal model (STM); thermal infrared; HJ-1B forest fire detection; spatio-temporal model (STM); thermal infrared; HJ-1B

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Lin, L.; Meng, Y.; Yue, A.; Yuan, Y.; Liu, X.; Chen, J.; Zhang, M.; Chen, J. A Spatio-Temporal Model for Forest Fire Detection Using HJ-IRS Satellite Data. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 403.

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