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Principal Investigators:

Ivan Andras Csiszar, NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (US-PI)
Karla Maria Longo, Istituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (SA-PI)


Abstract 2006:  Analysis of Long-term fire Dynamics and Impacts in the Amazon Using Integrated Multi-source Fire Observations (View)

Resumo 2006:  Análise de longo-prazo da dinâmica do fogo e seus impactos na Amazônia utilizando observações integradas de múltiplos sensores (Visualizar)


Investigation Duration:   01/2006 - 01/2009


LC-35 is a successor to investigation(s) LC-02, LC-23.



Jason C. Brunner, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
Ivan Andras Csiszar, US-PI, NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research
Saulo Freitas, Co-Investigator, CPTEC - Centro de Previsão do Tempo e Estudos Climáticos (INPE)
Karla Maria Longo, SA-PI, Istituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
Jeffrey Thomas Morisette, Co-Investigator, NASA
Elaine Prins, Co-Investigator
Christopher C. Schmidt, Co-Investigator, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
Wilfrid Schroeder, Co-Investigator, University of Maryland
Alberto W Setzer, Co-Investigator, CPTEC - Centro de Previsão do Tempo e Estudos Climáticos (INPE)


Research Sites:

Amazon Basin (large-scale studies)

Training and Education Activities - Proposed:

Satellite fire products have been systematically used for operational fire monitoring and decision support in Brazil since the late 1980s (e.g.: AVHRR data). However, the Brazilian user community still lacks understanding of product performance and limitations. The availability of new products (e.g.: GOES, MODIS) providing data at different spatial and temporal resolutions introduced additional complications to the process leading to even greater confusion among users. In order to promote adequate use of satellite fire products we propose to conduct workshops and/or special sessions in parallel to the realization of the annual LBA conferences. These workshops are also expected to help stimulate the establishment of a regional network for fire studies where the results from the proposed research can be disseminated. The proposed title of the first workshop is “Overview and applications of multi-sensor and fused active fire products for South America”.

We also propose to stimulate the involvement of Brazilian researchers in immersion programs at the University of Maryland and CIMMS. We expect to have Brazilian researchers visiting these two institutions in order to participate on the data analyses and to contribute in the preparation of papers for publication. We understand that this experience will serve to facilitate communication and knowledge exchange between groups and help promote the involvement of new students in the process.

Mr. Wilfrid Schroeder is currently attending the second year of the Ph.D. program at the Department of Geography – University of Maryland. Mr. Schroeder’s Ph.D. research will be mainly concerned with satellite fire product integration and fire characterization in the Brazilian Amazon. This proposal will contribute to the development of Mr. Schroeder’s Ph.D. research and foster his collaboration with other groups studying vegetation fires in the region.


Training and Education Activities - Accomplished:

Currently none available.


Datasets/Posters Available as of 2014-04-02

Datasets (with related publications, if any)

LBA-ECO LC-35 GOES Imager Active Fire Detection Data, South America: 2000-2005

  1. Schroeder, W., I. Csiszar, and J. Morisette. 2008. Quantifying the impact of cloud obscuration on remote sensing of active fires in the Brazilian Amazon, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112(2), 456-470.
  2. Schroeder, W., Prins, E., Giglio, L., Csiszar, I., Schmidt, C., Morisette, J., and Morton, D. (2008). Validation of GOES and MODIS active fire detection products using ASTER and ETM+ data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 2711-2726.
LBA-ECO LC-35 Landsat ETM+ Derived Active Fire Masks, Brazilian Amazon: 2001-2003

  1. Schroeder, W., E. Prins, L. Giglio, I. Csiszar, C. Schmidt, J. Morisette, and D. Morton. 2008. Validation of GOES and MODIS active fire detection products using ASTER and ETM plus data. Remote Sensing of Environment 112(5):2711-2726.



Csiszar IA, Schroeder W. (2008) Short-Term Observations of the Temporal Development of Active Fires From Consecutive Same-Day ETM plus and ASTER Imagery in the Amazon: Implications for Active Fire Product Validation. Ieee Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 1, 248-253. (abstract)

Schroeder W, Csiszar I, Morisette J. (2008) Quantifying the impact of cloud obscuration on remote sensing of active fires in the Brazilian Amazon. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 456-470. (abstract)

Schroeder W, Prins E, Giglio L, Csiszar I, Schmidt C, Morisette J, Morton D. (2008) Validation of GOES and MODIS active fire detection products using ASTER and ETM plus data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 2711-2726. (abstract)


Matrix of Publications-Datasets:  more


Science Questions:

Carbon Dynamics:

        CD-Q3d - What portion of the Amazônia–wide carbon flux is from fire? How do ecosystems recover from fire? What are the relations between land management and fire occurrence/frequency?

Land Cover and Land Use Change:

        LC-Q1 - What are the rates and mechanisms of forest conversion to agricultural land uses, and what is the relative importance of these land uses?

Trace Gas and Aerosol Flux:

        TG-Q2 - What is the (climatically driven) seasonal and inter-annual variability of trace gas and aerosol fluxes between the atmosphere and different land use and land cover types?

Other Research Teams:

CD-01  -  CD-02  -  CD-03  -  CD-04  -  CD-05  -  CD-06  -  CD-07  -  CD-08  -  CD-09  -  
CD-10  -  CD-11  -  CD-12  -  CD-14  -  CD-15  -  CD-17  -  CD-18  -  CD-30  -  CD-31  -  
CD-32  -  CD-33  -  CD-34  -  CD-35  -  CD-36  -  CD-37  -  CD-40  -  CD-41  -  LC-01  -  
LC-02  -  LC-03  -  LC-04  -  LC-05  -  LC-06  -  LC-07  -  LC-08  -  LC-09  -  LC-10  -  
LC-11  -  LC-12  -  LC-13  -  LC-14  -  LC-15  -  LC-16  -  LC-21  -  LC-22  -  LC-23  -  
LC-24  -  LC-30  -  LC-31  -  LC-32  -  LC-33  -  LC-34  -  LC-36  -  LC-37  -  LC-38  -  
LC-39  -  ND-01  -  ND-02  -  ND-03  -  ND-04  -  ND-06  -  ND-07  -  ND-08  -  ND-09  -  
ND-10  -  ND-11  -  ND-30  -  ND-31  -  PC-30  -  TG-01  -  TG-02  -  TG-03  -  TG-04  -  
TG-05  -  TG-06  -  TG-07  -  TG-08  -  TG-09  -  TG-10  -  TG-30  -  TG-31  -  TG-32



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