Remote Sensing of Forest Fire Severity and Vegetation Recovery

  title={Remote Sensing of Forest Fire Severity and Vegetation Recovery},
  author={Joseph D. White and Kevin C. Ryan and Carl C. Key and Steven W. Running},
  journal={International Journal of Wildland Fire},
Burned forested areas have patterns of varying burn severity as a consequence of various topographic, vegetation, and meteorological factors. These patterns are detected and mapped using satellite data. Other ecological information can be abstracted from satellite data regarding rates of recovery of vegetation foliage and variation of burn severity on different vegetation types. Middle infrared wavelengths are useful for burn severity mapping because the land cover changes associated with… 

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