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Lake Maggiore - Italy, 3-6 April 2000

A Large Forest Fire in the Mediterranean region as seen by VEGETATION

Agustin Lobo and Nicolau Pineda
Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra "Jaume Almera" (CSIC)
Lluis Solé Sabarís s/n, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

Paper (pdf file, 1.05 M)

In 18-07-1998 a large forest fire started in the South foothills of the Pyrenees. After four days, a total of 27 000 ha had been burnt. In this poster, we show how this event was observed with VEGETATION imagery and discuss the utility of this sensor at detecting and recording wild fires as well as the possibility to use it for the assessment of fire risk.