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Assessing the utility of the TET-1 hotspot detection and characterization algorithm for determining wildfire size and temperature

TitleAssessing the utility of the TET-1 hotspot detection and characterization algorithm for determining wildfire size and temperature
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMitchell, S, Jones, S, Reinke, K, Lorenz, E, Reulke, R
JournalInternational Journal of Remote Sensing
Volume37
Issue20
Start Page4731
Pagination4731-4747
Date Published09/2016
Abstract

The detection and characterization of wildfires using satellite remote-sensing systems has improved considerably over the last 30 years, with daily, global coverage maintained by a number of satellite systems. The recent deployment of new satellite systems, such as Technologie-Erprobungs-Träger-1 (TET-1/Technology-Experiments-Carrier-1), with a higher spatial resolution than the current satellite sensing systems employed for global fire detection, presents an opportunity to investigate the utility and accuracy of the TET-1 detection and characterization algorithm in detecting fires over a range of areas and temperatures. In this study, simulated fire landscapes were generated based on varying fire area (1–100,000 m2) and fire temperature (450–1200 K) and passed through the TET-1 algorithm. The results indicate the TET-1 algorithm to estimate fire area to ±12% and fire temperature to ±3%, which implies that under the test conditions, the products generated by TET-1 have a low systematic error.

URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01431161.2016.1204026
DOI10.1080/01431161.2016.1204026
Refereed DesignationRefereed

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