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Thermal analysis of wildfires and effects on global ecosystem cycling
Author and Affiliation:
Ambrosia, Vincent G.(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Brass, James A.(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Abstract: Biomass combustion plays an important role in the earth's biogeochemical cycling. The monitoring of wildfires and their associated variables at global scales is feasible and can lead to predictions of the influence of combustion on biogeochemical cycling and tropospheric chemistry. Remote sensing data collected during the 1985 California wildfire season indicate that the information content of key thermal and infrared/thermal wave band channels centered at 11.5 microns, 3.8 microns, and 2.25 microns are invaluable for discriminating and calculating fire related variables. These variables include fire intensity, rate-of-spread, soil cooling recovery behind the fire front, and plume structure. Coinciding Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data provided information regarding temperature estimations and the movement of the smoke plume from one wildfire into the Los Angeles basin.
Publication Date: Mar 01, 1988
Document ID:
19880047967
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 88A35194
Subject Category: EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Geocarto International (ISSN 1010-6049); 3; 29-39
Publisher Information: Hong Kong
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Description: 11p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: BIOGEOCHEMISTRY; COMBUSTION PRODUCTS; ENVIRONMENT EFFECTS; FIRES; GLOBAL AIR POLLUTION; THERMAL ANALYSIS; ADVANCED VERY HIGH RESOLUTION RADIOMETER; BURNING RATE; ECOSYSTEMS; FOREST FIRES; PLUMES; SOIL SCIENCE; SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Imprint And Other Notes: Geocarto International (ISSN 1010-6049), vol. 3, March 1988, p. 29-39.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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