Long term fire scar monitoring with remote sensing in Northern Namibia: relations between fire frequency, rainfall, land cover, fire management and trees.

@article{Verlinden2006LongTF,
  title={Long term fire scar monitoring with remote sensing in Northern Namibia: relations between fire frequency, rainfall, land cover, fire management and trees.},
  author={Alex Verlinden and Risto Laamanen},
  journal={Environmental monitoring and assessment},
  year={2006},
  volume={112 1-3},
  pages={
          231-53
        }
}
A cost-effective method was developed to map fire scars on Quicklooks of Landat TM imagery. The method was compared with a full resolution Landsat image using visual interpretation and supervised classification using the Maximum Likelihood procedure, resulting in a high degree of agreement between methods. A long time series of fire scars was developed using all available Landsat Quicklooks between 1989 and 2001 for an area of 63000 sq km in north-east Namibia. Between 27 and 51% of the study… CONTINUE READING
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