Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Wildfire"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2018)
Prof. Dr. Quazi K. Hassan
Department of Geomatics Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
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Interests: optical/thermal remote sensing in: (i) forecasting and monitoring of natural hazards/disasters, such as forest fire, drought, and flooding; (ii) comprehending the dynamics of natural resources, such as forestry, agriculture, and water; and (iii) modelling issues related to boreal environment
Dr. George P Petropoulos
Department of Soil and Water Resources, Institute of Industrial and Forage Crops, Hellenic Agricultural Organization “Demeter” (former NAGREF), Directorate General of Agricultural Research, 1, Theofrastou St., 41335 Larisa, Greece
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Interests: earth observation; modeling; land surface interactions; soil moisture; evapotrasnpiration; land use/cover mapping & change detection; natural hazards; floods; wildfires; sensitivity analysis; soil vegetation atmosphere transfer modeling; operational products benchmarking
Wildfires (which include forest fires, grass fires, brush fires, bush fires, and peat fires, among others) are an integral part of so many ecosystems across the world. In general, these fires are primarily viewed negatively despite their favorable contributions. Here, the purpose is to gather scientists/researchers related to this topic, aiming to highlight ongoing research investigations and new applications in the field. In this framework, the editors of this Special Issue would like to invite both applied and theoretical research contributions; submissions of original works furthering knowledge concerned with any aspect of the use of remote sensing in wildfires. Note that these manuscripts must be, not only unpublished, but also not under consideration for potential publication elsewhere. In addition, the manuscripts must employ one of the following remote sensing data types: Optical, thermal, hyperspectral, active and passive microwave acquired by either airborne or spaceborne remote sensing platforms, dealing with wildfires. The topics of interest include, but not limited to:
Comprehending of the pre-fire conditions,
Forecasting of wildfire danger/risk,
Modelling of wildfire behavior,
Fighting the wildfire,
Modelling prescribed burning,
Relation between vegetation phenology and fire,
Monitoring of the vegetation recovery following the fire events,
Mapping of burn area and ecological impacts,
Modelling of smoke propagation, and
Analyzing of historical fire regimes, among others.
Dr. Quazi K. Hassan
Dr. George P. Petropoulos
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