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Wetland fire remote sensing research--The Greater Everglades example

Fact Sheet 2012-3133

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Abstract

Fire is a major factor in the Everglades ecosystem. For thousands of years, lightning-strike fires from summer thunderstorms have helped create and maintain a dynamic landscape suited both to withstand fire and recover quickly in the wake of frequent fires. Today, managers in the Everglades National Park are implementing controlled burns to promote healthy, sustainable vegetation patterns and ecosystem functions. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is using remote sensing to improve fire-management databases in the Everglades, gain insights into post-fire land-cover dynamics, and develop spatially and temporally explicit fire-scar data for habitat and hydrologic modeling.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Wetland fire remote sensing research--The Greater Everglades example
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2012-3133
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Eastern Geographic Science Center
Description:
2 p.; maps (col.)
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N