Special Issue "Remote Sensing Applications in Wildfire Research and Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 1109
Interests: remote sensing; wildfires; high latitude ecosystems
Interests: wildfire; remote sensing; fire regimes; climate change; savanna fires
Interests: agricultural burning; active fires; burned area; validation; geostationary
Wildfires are a major disturbance agent in many ecosystems and are capable of exerting substantial climatic, ecological, and societal impacts. Alongside ongoing climate change, they are expected to be more influential in the near future in many parts of the world. Due to their strong impacts, wildfires are being monitored and managed by land management agencies worldwide and have been the focus of numerous studies of various spatial scales carried out by the global scientific community. Because of its wide and consistent spatial coverage, remote sensing has been a key tool in the study of wildfires’ various impacts. Additionally, thanks to the low latency of many remotely sensed products, satellite imagery plays a crucial role in fire management and relief efforts.
Today, many regional and global fire-related, remotely sensed data products are being systematically produced. The depth of our understanding of the monitoring and impacts of fire is increasing rapidly as the continual launching of moderate-resolution sensors (e.g., Sentinel-2A/B’s MSI and Landsat-8/9’s OLI/TIRS) as well as fleets of high- and very-high-resolution sensors spearheaded by the private sector (Planet, Maxar, and others) enable us to observe every terrestrial location on the Earth’s surface with decreasing revisit times. Additionally, with ever-increasing computing power and constant updates being made to machine learning algorithms, there has been an abundance of novel applications of remote sensing in fire research and management efforts. This Special Issue aims to collect some of these recent accomplishments with the hope to inspire further development of fire-related remote sensing methodologies. These works can include developments related to remote-sensing-derived fire products as well as developments in the estimation and understanding of how fire interacts with other variables at the landscape scale, such as fuel build-up, fuel post-fire succession, fire regimes, and vegetation type.
Dr. Dong Chen
Dr. Maria Zubkova
Dr. Joanne Hall
Dr. Michael Humber
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- remote sensing
- fire management
- climate change
- natural hazard