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Title: Quantitative comparison of fire danger index performance using fire activity
Authors: Steenkamp, KC
Wessels, KJ
Van den Bergh, F
McFerren, GA
Frost, PE
Lai, CW
Swanepoel, D
Keywords: Fire danger indices
FDI
Fire fighting preparedness
Fire fighting logistics
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Publisher: Curran Associates
Citation: Steenkamp, KC, Wessels, KJ, Van den Bergh, F, McFerren, GA, Frost, PE, Lai, CW and Swanepoel, D. Quantitative comparison of fire danger index performance using fire activity. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Munich, Germany, 22-27 July 2012, pp. 3375-3378
Series/Report no.: Workflow;9561
Abstract: Fire danger indices (FDI) describe the conditions that influence ease of ignition, rate of spread and the impact caused by fires. It is used to assess the safety of prescribed burning activities, to improve real-time fire fighting preparedness and in logistic planning of fire fighting resources. In this study historical fire activity from remotely sensed data are compared with various FDIs to identify which index has the strongest statistical relationship with fire occurrences and therefore the highest forecasting potential for fires in the future.
Description: Copyright: 2012 IEEE. This is the accepted version of the paper. Reprinted, with permission, from Steenkamp, KC, Wessels, KJ, Van den Bergh, F, McFerren, GA, Frost, PE, Lai, CW and Swanepoel, D. Quantitative comparison of fire danger index performance using fire activity. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Munich, Germany, 22-27 July 2012, pp. 3375-3378. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of CSIR Information Services' products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6373
ISBN: 978-1-4673-1159-5
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