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Biomass Burning in South and Southeast Asia
Mapping and Monitoring, Volume One

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ISBN 9780367076818
June 24, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
328 Pages 107 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Volume 1 of a two volume set, this book is a self-contained, state-of-the-art analysis of remote sensing, ground-based, and spatial techniques used for characterizing biomass burning events and pollution. It is a collective achievement of renowned scientists working throughout South and Southeast Asia. They discuss the complexity of vegetation patterns, biomass characteristics, fire distribution, drivers of fires, and several examples of the use of novel satellite algorithms for mapping and monitoring biomass burning events. The book is highly interdisciplinary and integrates earth science and environmental science including ecology, fire science, spatial geography, remote sensing, and geospatial technologies.

  • Unique in its discussion of the sources and the causes of biomass burning and atmospheric research in South and Southeast Asia.
  • Explains how remote sensing and geospatial technologies help the mapping and monitoring of biomass burning events and their impacts.
  • Focuses on large spatial scales integrating top-down and bottom-up methodologies.
  • Addresses the pressing issues of environmental pollution that are rampant in South and Southeast Asia.
  • Includes contributions from global experts actually working on biomass burning projects in the US, Japan, South/Southeast Asia, and Europe.

This book will serve as a valuable source of information for remote sensing scientists, geographers, ecologists, atmospheric scientists, environmental scientists, and all who wish to advance their knowledge on fires and biomass burning in South/Southeast Asia.

Table of Contents

Biomass Burning in South and Southeast Asia - Needs and Priorities. Section 1 Mapping and Monitoring of Fires Including Burned Areas. Identification of Smoldering Peatland Fires in Indonesiat via Triple-phase Temperature Analysis of VIIRS Nighttime Data. Evaluation of Sentinel3 SLSTR data for Mapping Fires in Forests, Peatlands and Croplands - A Case Study Over Australia, Indonesia, and India. An Assessment of Burnt Area Signal Variations in Laos using Sentinel-1A&B Datasets. Peatland Surface Loss Due to Fires in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia - A Case Study Using Differential Interferometry SAR (DInSAR). Burnt Areas Mapping in Nainital, Uttarakhand, India using very high resolution Planetscope Imagery. Investigations on Land and Forest Fires in the North Indian Region Over a Decade. Spatial Point Patterns and Scale Analysis of Vegetation Fires in Laos and Cambodia. Section 2 Land Use, Forests, and Biomass Burning. Vegetation Fire Status and Management in Bhutan. Biomass Burning in Malaysia: Sources and Impacts. Swidden Agriculture and Biomass Burning in the Philippines. Section 3 Climate Drivers and Biomass Burning. Fire Danger Indices and Methods: An Appraisal. Air pollution conditions near peat fire prone areas during El Niño in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Biomass Burning and Haze in Indonesia, long term climate perspective, and impact to regional Air Quality. Meteorological Drivers of Anomalous Wildfire Activity in the Western Ghats, India. Geochemical evidence for biomass burning signals on Tibetan glaciers.

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Krishna Prasad Vadrevu is a scientist at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama. His current research is on remote sensing of land cover and land use change (LCLUC). He has 17 years of research experience and is interested in land-atmosphere interactions. He also serves as the lead scientist for NASA South/Southeast Research Initiative and coordinator for the NASA LCLUC program.

Toshimasa Ohara is a scientist at National Institute of Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan. He has 32 years of research experience in air quality modeling, emission inventories, and pollution research. He is a lead developer for Regional Emission Inventory in Asia (REAS) and currently interested in linking top-down and bottom-up approaches for emissions quantification.

Christopher Justice is a full professor at the Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park. He has 38 years of research experience in remote sensing. His current research is on land cover and land use change, global fire, and global agricultural monitoring systems, all using remote sensing. He is the NASA LCLUC program scientist, member of MODIS science team, and global implementation lead for the GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring Task. He is also co-director for the center of Global Agricultural Monitoring and Research.