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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2022, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 136-146

Study of the influence of fire radiative power of forest fires on forest disturbance degree in southern regions of Central Siberia using satellite data

E.G. Shvetsov 1, 2 
1 Krasnoyarsk Science Center SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
2 Khakassian State University, Abakan, Russia
Accepted: 23.09.2022
DOI: 10.21046/2070-7401-2022-19-5-136-146
Using MODIS data remotely sensed radiative power from forest fires was estimated and its effect on fire disturbance degree of the forest cover was analyzed. Large forest fires with the total burned area of 1500 hectares or more detected in the south of Central Siberia between 2001 and 2021 were analyzed. Using the satellite product of global forest cover change generated from Landsat data, the portion of fire pixel where forest mortality occurred was calculated. Fires in dark coniferous (Pinus sibirica, Abies sibirica) and larch-dominant (Larix sibirica) forests are characterized by higher (by about 25–30 %) values of fire radiative power compared to fires in deciduous (Betula spp., Populus tremula) forests and pine-dominant (Pinus silvestris) forests. The significant correlation (R2 = 0.46; p < 0.05) between the fire radiative power and the degree of pyrogenic disturbance of burned areas estimated using the dNBR index, was found. Significant relationship was also found between dNBR and the proportion of fire pixel, where post-fire forest mortality occurred.
Keywords: wildfires, remote sensing, MODIS, fire radiative power, vegetation indices, Siberia
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