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Multi-frequency, Multi-temporal, Brush Fire Scar Analysis in a Semi-Arid Urban Environment

  title={Multi-frequency, Multi-temporal, Brush Fire Scar Analysis in a Semi-Arid Urban Environment},
  author={T. Misner},
The number of forest fires has increased dramatically over the past five years in western areas of the United States, due to both human and natural causes. Urban areas, such as the city of Phoenix, continue to increase in size and population, with a majority of the development occurring in rural areas that have burned, or are threatened by brush fires. As people move into these environments there is an increased risk of damage to human property and lives due to fires. These areas have… Expand
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