Fuel loads and fuel type mapping

Series in Remote Sensing 4-5
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Edited by: Emilio Chuvieco



Correct description of fuel properties is critical to improve fire danger assessment and fire behaviour modeling, since they guide both fire ignition and fire propagation. This chapter deals with properties of fuel that can be considered static in short periods of time: biomass loads, plant geometry, compactness, etc. Mapping these properties require a detail knowledge of vegetation vertical and horizontal structure. Several systems to classify the great diversity of vegetation characteristics in few fuel types are described, as well as methods for mapping them with special emphasis on those based on remote sensing images.

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Fuel loads and fuel type mapping
Series title Series in Remote Sensing
Series number 4
Chapter 5
ISBN 978-981-238-569-7
DOI 10.1142/9789812791177_0005
Volume 4
Year Published 2003
Language English
Publisher World Scientific
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description 24 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Wildland fire danger estimation and mapping: The role of remote sensing data (Series in Remote Sensing volume 4)
First page 119
Last page 142
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