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Title

Monitoring the 1992 forest fires in the boreal ecosystem using NOAA AVHRR satellite imagery
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Donald R. Cahoon; Brian J. Stocks; Joel S. Levine; Wesley R. Cofer III; James A. Barber
Editor(s): Joel S. Levine
Publication Year: 1996

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Keyword(s):
  • AVHRR - Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
  • biomass burning
  • boreal
  • CH4 - methane
  • CO - carbon monoxide
  • CO2 - carbon dioxide
  • forest fires
  • Russia
  • satellite imagery
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Record Last Modified: September 17, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 1422

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[Excerpt] For the year 1992, we collected and processed 1-km (nadir) AVHRR (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer) satellite imagery to estimate the area burned in Russia. Using the AVHRR-derived area-burned estimate and other factors derived from previous field campaigns in the boreal forest, we estimated the atmospheric loading of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and methane (CH4). The methodology employed in this study follows that of a similar analysis for the year 1987.

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Cahoon, Donald R.; Stocks, Brian J.; Levine, Joel S.; Cofer III, Wesley R.; Barber, James A. 1996. Monitoring the 1992 forest fires in the boreal ecosystem using NOAA AVHRR satellite imagery. In Levine, Joel S. (editor), Biomass burning and global change, volume 2: biomass burning in South America, southeast Asia, and temperate and boreal ecosystems, and the oil fires of Kuwait. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pp. 795-801.