Automatic Burned Land Mapping From MODIS Time Series Images: Assessment in Mediterranean Ecosystems

@article{Bastarrika2011AutomaticBL,
  title={Automatic Burned Land Mapping From MODIS Time Series Images: Assessment in Mediterranean Ecosystems},
  author={Aitor Bastarrika and Emilio Chuvieco and M. Pilar Mart{\'i}n},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
  year={2011},
  volume={49},
  pages={3401-3413}
}
A novel automatic burned area mapping algorithm for Mediterranean ecosystems based on Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) time series data is presented in this paper. This algorithm is based on a two-phase approach. The first phase detects the most severely burned areas, using spectral/temporal rules computed from dynamic temporal windows. The second phase improves the discrimination of burned areas around those “seed” burned pixels using contextual algorithms based on edge… CONTINUE READING