Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Fire and Its Impact on Land and Atmosphere"
A special issue of Fire (ISSN 2571-6255).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Prof. Martin Wooster
Professor of Earth Observation Science, NERC National Center for Earth Observation & Department of Geography, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK
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Interests: global biomass burning; remote sensing of active fire and FRP; emissions factors; fire emissions; air quality; in situ and UAV measurements
The Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) has operated since 1997, and has, as its overall objective, to improve the quality and availability of observations of forests and land cover at regional and global scales, to produce useful, timely and validated informational products from these data for a wide variety of users, and to promote international networks for data access, data sharing, and international collaboration. GOFC-GOLD operates a series of themes, including the GOFC-GOLD ‘Fire’ theme, which aims at refining and articulating the international requirements for fire related observations, and making the best possible use of fire products from existing and future satellite observing systems, for fire management, policy decision-making and Earth system science and global change research.
The GOFC-GOLD Fire Implementation Team (IT) is an international forum that, together with the Reginal Networks, leads the GOFC-GOLD Fire Theme activities:
- to ensure the provision of long-term, systematic satellite observations necessary for the production of a full suite of fire products.
- to bring together fire data providers and fire data users to exchange information on capabilities and needs.
- to provide within the regional network a forum for users and researchers operating in (or with an interest in) a common geographic area, and represent a link between national agencies and user groups and the global user/producer community.
The GOFC-GOLD Fire Implementation Team (IT) meets at least once a year, and this special issue in the inaugural year of FIRE stems from the meeting held in November 2017 (Windsor, United Kingdom). At this meeting, much of the current state-of-the-art in the use of remotely-sensed data to detect active fire and burned areas was reviewed, and the use of these products to estimate the emissions to the atmosphere that stem from fire activity and to characterize the impact of fires on landscapes and ecology was considered. We invite you to submit articles on these topics, and others related to the remote sensing of landscape fire for this Special Issue, including but not limited to:
- Derivation and use of active fire mapping and fire radiative power and energy measures
- Burned area mapping algorithms and dataset derivation
- Validation of satellite-derived fire information
- Fire emissions calculations and fire emissions inventory comparison and evaluation
- Field or laboratory remote sensing of fire and/or fire emissions characteristics
- Derivation of parameters used within fire emissions models and/or inventories driven by EO
- Remote sensing of vegetation recovery after fire disturbance
- Use of UAV’s for study of landscape fires
- Fire ecology studies making use of remotely sensed information
- Documented user’s need for fire information, with particular regard to the experience of the regional networks
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Prof. Martin Wooster
Dr. Luigi Boschetti
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Fire is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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