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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2012, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 9-26

Integrated burnt area assessment based on combine use of multi-resolution MODIS and Landsat-TM/ETM+ satellite data

S. A. Bartalev , V. A. Egorov , V.Yu. Efremov , E. A. Loupian , F.V. Stytsenko , E.V Flitman 
Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 117997, 84/32 Profsoyuznaya str., Moscow, Russia
The paper describes an automated technology for integrated assessment of burnt area based on combined use of multi-resolution satellite data acquired by the Earth observation systems MODIS и Landsat-TM/ETM+. The technology contains of derivation and combining of three types of burnt area products with different levels of assessment rapidness and accuracy. The most rapid burnt area assessment is based on spatial-temporal clustering of hot-spots detected based on the MODIS data with spatial resolution about 1 km. This first burnt area assessment is a subject of consecutive accuracy improvement through additional use of the MODIS data with spatial resolution 230 m. This improved product involves burnt area detection based on analysis of surface reflectance properties changes for fire affected vegetation. The most accurate burnt area assessment is based on additional use of the Landsat-TM/ETM+ images with about 30 m spatial resolution. The developed technology involves integration of all three burnt area products based on use from all available for given time assessments most potentially accurate one for each individual fire event. This technology was applied to estimate burnt area for fire season of year 2011 at the level of entire Russian Federation.
Keywords: burnt area satellite assessment, automated technology, MODIS, Landsat-TM/ETM+
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