Earth Observation of Wildland Fires in Mediterranean Ecosystems

Wildland fires are becoming one of the most critical environmental factors affecting a wide range of ecosystems worldwide. In Mediterranean ecosystems (including also South-Africa, California, parts of Chile and Australia), wildland fires are recurrent phenomena every summer, following the seasonal...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Chuvieco, Emilio (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009, 2009
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • An Introduction to the Fire History of the Mediterranean
  • Fires and Landscape Conservation in Mediterranean Ecosystems
  • Mapping Fire Risk in Mediterranean Ecosystems of California: Vegetation type, Density, Invasive Species, and Fire Frequency
  • Fire Danger, Fire Detection, Quantification of Burned Areas and Description of Post-Fire Vegetation in the Central Area of Chile
  • Weather Factors and Fire Danger in the Mediterranean
  • Estimation of Fuel Conditions for Fire Danger Assessment
  • Impacts of Fire on Society: Extreme Fire Propagation Issues
  • Effects of Fire on Vegetation, Soil and Hydrogeomorphological Behavior in Mediterranean Ecosystems
  • Remote Sensing of Burn Severity
  • Human Factors of Fire Occurrence in the Mediterranean
  • Forest Fire Emissions and Air Pollution in Southern Europe
  • Forest Fires in the European Mediterranean Region: Mapping and Analysis of Burned Areas