The method of linking fire survey data with satellite image-based fire data

Taehee Kim, Jinmu Choi

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Abstract

This study aimed to propose the method of linking satellite image-based forest fire data to supplement the limitation of forest fire survey data that records only the ignition location and area of forest fire. For this purpose, a method was derived to link the fire survey data provided by the Korea Forest Service between January 2012 and December 2019 with MODIS and VIIRS image-based forest fire data. As a result, MODIS and VIIRS-based forest fire data out of 191 wildfires in the forest fire survey data were able to identify 11% and 44% of fire damage area, respectively. An average of 56% of forest damage area was extracted from VIIRS-based forest fire data compared to forest fire areas identified by high-resolution Sentinel-2A satellites. Therefore, for large-scale forest fires, VIIRS wildfire data can be used to compensate for the limitations of forest fire survey data that records only the ignition location and area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1125-1137
Number of pages13
JournalKorean Journal of Remote Sensing
Volume36
Issue number5-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Forest fire
  • KFS fire survey data
  • MODIS
  • Remote sensing
  • Sentinel-2A
  • VIIRS

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