Satellite analysis of the severe 1987 forest fires in northern China and southeastern Siberia

  title={Satellite analysis of the severe 1987 forest fires in northern China and southeastern Siberia},
  author={Donald R. Cahoon and Brian J. Stocks and Joel S. Levine and Wesley R. Cofer and J. Malcolm Pierson},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
Meteorological conditions, extremely conducive to fire development and spread in the spring of 1987, resulted in forest fires burning over extremely large areas in the boreal forest zone in northeastern China and the southeastern region of Siberia. The great China fire, one of the largest and most destructive forest fires in recent history, occurred during this period in the Heilongjiang Province of China. Satellite imagery is used to examine the development and areal distribution of 1987… 

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