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A pragmatic assessment of the usefulness of the MODIS (Terra and Aqua) 1-km active fire (MOD14A2 and MYD14A2) products for mapping fires in the fynbos biome

dc.contributor.authorDe Klerk, Helen Margareten_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-07T05:19:08Z
dc.date.available2011-06-07T05:19:08Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationDe Klerk, H. 2008. A pragmatic assessment of the usefulness of the MODIS (Terra andAqua) 1-km active fire (MOD14A2 and MYD14A2) products for mapping fires in the fynbos biome, 17, 166–178, doi: 10.1071/WF06040 1049-8001/08/020166en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1049-8001 (print)
dc.identifier.issn1448-5516 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1071/WF06040 1049-8001/08/020166
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/14995
dc.description.abstractThe moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) fire-affected area data are not currently available for download by the public; therefore, 1-km pixel MODIS active fire data (MOD14A2 and MYD14A2) were assessed as a potential source of fire history data for the fynbos biome. These data mapped between 60.1 and 65.7% of the area within fire boundaries mapped by reserve managers between July 2002 and April 2005. These results should not be taken as a negative reflection on the MODIS team, as active fires do not aim to map fire-affected area. Rather this exercise has helped identify specific limitations in the fynbos, which will provide insight into the fine-tuning of other MODIS fire products for use in the fynbos. Limitations are likely to be primarily due to sun-glint around coastlines; topographic shadows; highly reflective, light soils exposed after a fire; partial burning of pixels; patchy and irregular-shaped fires; and large pixel size. The MODIS active fire data are not sufficient for the purposes of developing a 4-year fire history of the fynbos. The publication of the 500-m MODIS fire-affected area data is eagerly anticipated as a solution.en_ZA
dc.format.extentp. 166-178 : maps
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishingen_ZA
dc.subjectModerate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS)en_ZA
dc.subjectCape Floristic Regionen_ZA
dc.subjectConservation management -- South Africa -- Western Capeen_ZA
dc.subjectFire-affected area -- South Africa -- Western Capeen_ZA
dc.subjectFire scars -- South Africa -- Western Capeen_ZA
dc.subjectGeographic information systemsen_ZA
dc.subjectRemote sensingen_ZA
dc.titleA pragmatic assessment of the usefulness of the MODIS (Terra and Aqua) 1-km active fire (MOD14A2 and MYD14A2) products for mapping fires in the fynbos biomeen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.rights.holderIAWFen_ZA


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