Mapping burned areas and estimating fire emissions over the Canadian boreal forest
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): Zengyuan Li; Ji-zhong Jin; Robert H. Fraser
Editor(s): Leon F. Neuenschwander; Kevin C. Ryan; Greg E. Gollberg
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • Alberta
  • boreal forest
  • boreal forests
  • burned area
  • Canada
  • carbon dioxide
  • cover
  • croplands
  • crown fires
  • digital data collection
  • droughts
  • fire case histories
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • fuel consumption
  • fuel loading
  • fuel models
  • fuel moisture
  • fuel types
  • grasslands
  • Idaho
  • JFSP - Joint Fire Science Program
  • Northwest Territories
  • Ontario
  • radiation
  • remote sensing
  • sampling
  • smoke behavior
  • smoke effects
  • smoke management
  • statistical analysis
  • surface fires
  • wetlands
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 19545
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TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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A comprehensive investigation of Canadian boreal forest fires was conducted using NOAA-AVHRR imagery. Algorithms were developed to (1) detect active forest fires, (2) map burned areas on daily and annual basis, and (3) estimate fire emissions based on burned area and Canadian Forest Service fuel consumption models. The algorithms lay the foundation for an operational fire emissions calculator. © University of Idaho 2000. Abstract reproduced by permission.

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Li, Z., J. Jin, and R. H. Fraser. 2000. Mapping burned areas and estimating fire emissions over the Canadian boreal forest, in Neuenschwander, L. F., Ryan, K. C., and Gollberg, G. E., Joint Fire Science Conference and Workshop Proceedings: 'Crossing the Millennium: Integrating Spatial Technologies and Ecological Principles for a New Age in Fire Management'. Boise, Idaho. University of Idaho and the International Association of Wildland Fire,Moscow, ID and Fairfield, WA. Vol. II, p. 247-251,