Influence of peatland and land cover distribution on fire regimes in insular Southeast Asia

@article{Miettinen2011InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of peatland and land cover distribution on fire regimes in insular Southeast Asia},
  author={Jukka Miettinen and Chenghua Shi and Soo Chin Liew},
  journal={Regional Environmental Change},
  year={2011},
  volume={11},
  pages={191-201}
}
Anthropogenic biomass burning in insular Southeast Asia facilitates conversion and degradation of ecosystems and emits high amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. We analyzed the influence of peat soil and land cover distribution on the occurrence and characteristics of vegetation fires. Two years of satellite-based active fire detections over Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and Java were examined together with land cover and peatland maps. Our results showed that fire occurrence nearly… Expand
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