Analysis of the Relationship between Land Surface Temperature and Wildfire Severity in a Series of Landsat Images

@article{Vlassova2014AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the Relationship between Land Surface Temperature and Wildfire Severity in a Series of Landsat Images},
  author={Lidia Vlassova and Fernando P{\'e}rez-Cabello and Marcos Rodrigues Mimbrero and Raquel Montorio Llover{\'i}a and Alberto Garc{\'i}a-Mart{\'i}n},
  journal={Remote Sensing},
  year={2014},
  volume={6},
  pages={6136-6162}
}
The paper assesses spatio-temporal patterns of land surface temperature (LST) and fire severity in the Las Hurdes wildfire of Pinus pinaster forest, which occurred in July 2009, in Extremadura (Spain), from a time series of fifteen Landsat 5 TM images corresponding to 27 post-fire months. The differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) was used to evaluate burn severity. The mono-window algorithm was applied to estimate LST from the Landsat thermal band. The burned zones underwent a significant… CONTINUE READING