Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B8, 13-16, 2012
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27 Jul 2012
E. Chuvieco1, C. Sandow2, K. P. Guenther3, F. González-Alonso4, J. M. Pereira5, O. Pérez6, A. V. Bradley7, M. Schultz8, F. Mouillot9, and P. Ciais10 1Departamento de Geografía, Universidad de Alcalá. Colegios, 2. 28801 Alcalá de Henares, Spain
2GAF AG, Arnulfstr. 197, 80634 Munich, Germany
3German Aerospace Center (DLR), German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD), 82234 Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.
4Centro de Investigación Forestal (CIFOR). INIA. Crta. Km7 28040. Madrid. Spain
5Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-017 Lisboa, Portugal
6GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE, S.A., Isaac Newton, 11, E-28760 Madrid (Spain)
7Department of Geography, University of Leicester, University Road LE1 7RH. UK
8Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, 52425 Juelich, Germany
9IRD,1919 Route de Mend, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
10IPSL – LSCE,CEA CNRS UVSQ, 91191 Gif sur Yvette France.
Keywords: Burned Area, Climate Change, MERIS, ATSR, VEGETATION, European Space Agency Abstract. The European Space Agency (ESA) Climate Change Initiative (CCI) is part of the European contribution to the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) program. Fire disturbance is one of the Essential Climate Variables (ECV) included in the ESA CCI program. It focus on mapping burned area (BA) using European sensors (ATSR, VEGETATION and MERIS data), and in comparing the performance of the results with other existing datasets. The project aims at developing and validating algorithms to produce consistent, stable, error-characterized global BA information. The project includes as well developing algorithms to generate georeferenced and calibrated reflectances of (A)ATSR, VEGETATION and MERIS data, identifying potential sources of confusion with burned areas (clouds, smoke, cloud shadows, water, snow, topographic shadows). The final product will be a merging of BA information derived from three different sensors . The outputs will be adapted to the needs of the atmospheric and vegetation modelling communities.
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Citation: Chuvieco, E., Sandow, C., Guenther, K. P., González-Alonso, F., Pereira, J. M., Pérez, O., Bradley, A. V., Schultz, M., Mouillot, F., and Ciais, P.: GLOBAL BURNED AREA MAPPING FROM EUROPEAN SATELLITES: THE ESA FIRE_CCI PROJECT, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B8, 13-16,, 2012.

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