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Burned forest mapping from satellite images

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2 Author(s)
Claudio Conese ; Institute of Biometeorology (IBIMET)-National Research Council (CNR), Via Madonna del Piano, 50019 Sesto, Fiorentino (FI), Italy; Centre for computer science in Agriculture, Logge Uffizi Corti 1, 50100 Firenze. phone +39 055 5226025, fax +39 055 5226026. c.conese@ibimet.cnr.it ; Elisabetta Checcacci

The aim of this work is to describe the main phases for the elaboration of a specific algorithm able to define burned areas applying remote sensing technique. This algorithm is been elaborated in ITALSCAR project requested by the Italian department of civil protection and founded by the European Space Agency. This algorithm can be used to identification of burned area bigger than one hectare. The work is based on the Landsat TM/ETM images acquired before and after the most dangerous period for the forest fire in the year. The images are, first of all, corrected and prepared for the following step of the work, then the implementation of the algorithm happens in five different phases. In the final phase the output of the algorithm has been compared and tested with ground true data.

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2006 First International Symposium on Environment Identities and Mediterranean Area

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9-12 July 2006