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Editors: Roger P. Bennett
Book Description:
Forest fires are a serious problem affecting many terrestrial ecosystems and causing substantial economic damage. Due to the increase of frequency and severity of large forest fire and wildland-urban interface fires, the World Health Organization has identified this problem as a threat to public health security in the 21st century. This book gathers and presents current research from across the globe in the study of fire detection techniques and applications. Some topics discussed, herein, include: early detection of forest fires from space using the RTM method; using the Lidar technique (light detection and ranging) for evaluation and fire surveillance; remotely sensed fire maps and historic fire regime reconstructions; aerosol and trace gas retrievals from remote sensing fire products; as well as using wireless thermal sensors to detect the positions of the fire front. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface

Early Detection of Forest Fires from Space Based on the RTM Method
(G.G. Matvienko, S.V. Afonin, V.V. Belov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics of the SB RAS, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia)

Fire Surveillance and Evaluation by Means of Lidar Technique
(Andrei B. Utkin, Alexander Lavrov, Rui Vilar, INOV - Inesc Inovação, Lisbon, Portugal, and others)

An Introduction to Uncertainty in Remotely Sensed Fire Maps and Historic Fire Regime Reconstructions
(Brean W. Duncan, Innovative Health Applications, Kennedy Space Center, Florida)

Aerosol and Trace Gas Retrievals from Remote Sensing Fire Products
(Gabriel Pereira, Nelson Jesus Ferreira, Francielle da Silva Cardozo, Fabrício Brito Silva, Elisabete Caria Moraes, Yosio Edemir Shimabukuro, Saulo Ribeiro de Freitas, Karla Maria Longo, Remote Sensing Division (DSR), National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP, Brazil, and others)

The Role of Magnetic Measurements in Detecting Past Fire Signatures in Soils and Sediments
(Frank Oldfield, Department of Geography, School of Environmental Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Forest and fire risk dynamics in the Great Xing’an Mountains, Northeastern China: a spatial simulation study ^
(Zhihua Liu, Hong S. He, Yu Chang, Jian Yang, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China, and others)

Detection of the Positions and Computing the Rate of Spread of Fire Fronts using a Radiative Flame Model and Inverse Method
(K. Chetehouna, O. Sero-Guillaume, D. Bernardin, ENSI de Bourges, Institut PRISME UPRES, Bourges, France, and others)*

Large Scale Forest Fires in Alaska: Detection and Prevention
(Hiroshi Hayasaka, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan)*

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   Series:
      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - R)
   ISBN: 978-1-61122-369-9
   Status: AV
  
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