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dc.contributor.authorChaparro Danon, David
dc.contributor.authorVall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena
dc.contributor.authorPiles Guillem, Maria
dc.contributor.authorCamps Carmona, Adriano José
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-31T13:52:17Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationChaparro, D., Vall-llossera, M., Piles, M., Camps, A. Low soil moisture and high temperatures as indicators for forest fire occurrence and extent across the Iberian Peninsula. A: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. "2015 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium: proceedings: July 26–31, 2015: Milan, Italy". Milan: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015, p. 3325-3328.
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4799-7929-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/84988
dc.description.abstractFires are a concerning topic in Mediterranean areas. They are increasing in number and extension, probably due to the anomalous dry and hot conditions experienced in this region in the last decade. In this study, more than 2,000 fires that took place in the Iberian Peninsula (2010-2014) were analyzed. The new all-weather version of SMOS-derived soil moisture product at fine scale resolution, as well as ERA-Interim Skin Temperature datasets, were used. Soil moisture and temperature anomalies based in these datasets were computed and included in the database. These information allowed analyzing prior-to-fire conditions. Results reported that more than 70% of fires started under dry and hot conditions, and this percentage rose till 94% in the anomalous conditions prior to the biggest fires. A relation between soil moisture, temperature and burned area is found which could set the basis for a fire risk index based on SMOS data and temperature information.
dc.format.extent4 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.subject.lcshSoil moisture--Measurement
dc.subject.lcshFires
dc.subject.otherFires
dc.subject.otherSMOS
dc.subject.otherSkin temperature
dc.subject.otherRisk indices
dc.titleLow soil moisture and high temperatures as indicators for forest fire occurrence and extent across the Iberian Peninsula
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacSòls -- Humitat -- Mesurament
dc.subject.lemacIncendis
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CTE-CRAE - Grup de Recerca en Ciències i Tecnologies de l'Espai
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. RSLAB - Grup de Recerca en Teledetecció
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7326530
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=7326530
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
local.identifier.drac17544405
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.date.lift10000-01-01
local.citation.authorChaparro, D.; Vall-llossera, M.; Piles, M.; Camps, A.
local.citation.contributorIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
local.citation.pubplaceMilan
local.citation.publicationName2015 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium: proceedings: July 26–31, 2015: Milan, Italy
local.citation.startingPage3325
local.citation.endingPage3328


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