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Mangeon et al. 2016

Mangeon, S., R.D. Field, M. Fromm, C. McHugh, and A. Voulgarakis, 2016: Satellite versus ground-based estimates of burned area: A comparison between MODIS based burned area and fire agency reports over North America in 2007. Anthropocene Rev., 3, no. 2, 76-92, doi:10.1177/2053019615588790.

North American wildfire management teams routinely assess burned area on site during firefighting campaigns; meanwhile, satellite observations provide systematic and global burned-area data. Here we compare satellite and ground-based daily burned area for wildfire events for selected large fires across North America in 2007 on daily timescales. In a sample of 26 fires across North America, we found the Global Fire Emissions Database Version 4 (GFED4) estimated about 80% of the burned area logged in ground-based Incident Status Summary (ICS-209) over 8-day analysis windows. Linear regression analysis found a slope between GFED and ICS-209 of 0.67 (with R = 0.96). The agreement between these data sets was found to degrade at short timescales (from R = 0.81 for 4-day to R = 0.55 for 2-day). Furthermore, during large burning days (>3000 ha) GFED4 typically estimates half of the burned area logged in the ICS-209 estimates.

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@article{ma01110h,
  author={Mangeon, S. and Field, R. D. and Fromm, M. and McHugh, C. and Voulgarakis, A.},
  title={Satellite versus ground-based estimates of burned area: A comparison between MODIS based burned area and fire agency reports over North America in 2007},
  year={2016},
  journal={Anthropocene Rev.},
  volume={3},
  number={2},
  pages={76--92},
  doi={10.1177/2053019615588790},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ma01110h
AU  - Mangeon, S.
AU  - Field, R. D.
AU  - Fromm, M.
AU  - McHugh, C.
AU  - Voulgarakis, A.
PY  - 2016
TI  - Satellite versus ground-based estimates of burned area: A comparison between MODIS based burned area and fire agency reports over North America in 2007
JA  - Anthropocene Rev.
VL  - 3
IS  - 2
SP  - 76
EP  - 92
DO  - 10.1177/2053019615588790
ER  -

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