Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/115495
Title: Spatial and temporal patterns of the 2006 land and forest fires detected by high resolution satellites
Authors: Liew, S.C. 
Chia, A.S. 
Kwoh, L.K. 
Keywords: Fire detection
MODIS
Spatial
SPOT
Temporal
Issue Date: 2007
Source: Liew, S.C.,Chia, A.S.,Kwoh, L.K. (2007). Spatial and temporal patterns of the 2006 land and forest fires detected by high resolution satellites. 28th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2007, ACRS 2007 3 : 1512-1517. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In this paper, we present our results of fire monitoring for the year 2006 in the insular Southeast Asia region. The year 2006 was a mild El-Nino year. The weather was generally dry, and thus was favorable for the occurrences of fires. The temporal and spatial patterns of the fires in 2006 are compared with the "normal" years. In 1999 to 2005, the fire activities in Sumatra usually peaked in July and decreased when the rain came around September and October. However, in 2006, the fire count kept on increasing after July and peaked in October due to the dry weather. In 1999 to 2005, fires occurred mainly in Riau region. However, in 2006, the fires shifted to South Sumatra. The temporal and spatial patterns show clear correlations with rainfall. Correlation of MODIS detected hotspots and the fires detected by high resolution satellites is shown.
Source Title: 28th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2007, ACRS 2007
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/115495
ISBN: 9781615673650
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Page view(s)

12
checked on Jan 14, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.