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Peat fires detected by the BIRD satellite

Siegert, F. and Zhukov, B. and Oertel, D. and Limin, S. and Page, S. E. and Rieley, O. (2004) Peat fires detected by the BIRD satellite. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25 (16), pp. 3221-3230.

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Tropical peat swamp forests store huge amounts of carbon, which is released to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide during fires. Recurrent peat swamp forest fires are local catastrophic events that can have a serious impact on the global carbon balance. Urgent tasks in this regard are the provision of information on the fire locations and magnitude of the carbon emissions. The experimental Bi-spectral InfraRed Detection (BIRD) satellite enables early detection of peat swamp forest fires and retrieval of their quantitative characteristics, such as the effective fire temperature, area and radiative energy release. The combination of ground truth measurements and data obtained by BIRD can improve the accuracy of estimates of carbon emissions into the atmosphere and related trace gas composition.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/10792/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2004,
Title:Peat fires detected by the BIRD satellite
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Siegert, F.Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität MünchenUNSPECIFIED
Limin, S.University of Palangka Raya, IndonesienUNSPECIFIED
Page, S. E.University of LeicesterUNSPECIFIED
Rieley, O.University of NottinghamUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Remote Sensing
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 3221-3230
Keywords:carbon emission, remote sensing, fire detection, peat fire
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Optical Information Systems
Deposited By: Dombrowski, Ute
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 16:16

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