Wildfire detection and tracking over Greece using MSG-SEVIRI satellite data

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dc.contributor.author Sifakis, NI en
dc.contributor.author Iossifidis, C en
dc.contributor.author Kontoes, C en
dc.contributor.author Keramitsoglou, I en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:04:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:04:20Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 20724292 en
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.lib.ntua.gr/xmlui/handle/123456789/29422
dc.subject Greece en
dc.subject SEVIRI en
dc.subject Wildfire en
dc.subject.other Active fires en
dc.subject.other False alarms en
dc.subject.other Fire brigade en
dc.subject.other Fire detection en
dc.subject.other Fire event en
dc.subject.other Greece en
dc.subject.other Ground truthing en
dc.subject.other Image processing algorithm en
dc.subject.other Mediterranean countries en
dc.subject.other Meteosat second generations en
dc.subject.other Radiative temperature en
dc.subject.other Real-time detection en
dc.subject.other Receiving stations en
dc.subject.other Satellite data en
dc.subject.other SEVIRI en
dc.subject.other Short wave infrared en
dc.subject.other Space-borne sensor en
dc.subject.other Spectral channels en
dc.subject.other Wildfire en
dc.subject.other Wildfire detection en
dc.subject.other Climate change en
dc.subject.other Geostationary satellites en
dc.subject.other Image processing en
dc.subject.other Remote sensing en
dc.subject.other Space applications en
dc.subject.other Time series en
dc.subject.other Fires en
dc.title Wildfire detection and tracking over Greece using MSG-SEVIRI satellite data en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.3390/rs3030524 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs3030524 en
heal.publicationDate 2011 en
heal.abstract Greece is a high risk Mediterranean country with respect to wildfires. This risk has been increasing under the impact of climate change, and in summer 2007 approximately 200,000 ha of vegetated land were burnt. The SEVIRI sensor, on board the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) geostationary satellite, is the only spaceborne sensor providing five and 15-minute observations of Europe in 12 spectral channels, including a short-wave infrared band sensitive to fire radiative temperature. In August 2007, when the bulk of the destructive wildfires started in Greece, the receiving station, operated by the Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing, provided us with a time series of MSG-SEVIRI images. These images were processed in order to test the reliability of a real-time detection and tracking system and its complementarity to conventional means provided by the Fire Brigade. EUMETSAT's Active Fire Monitoring (FIR) image processing algorithm for fire detection and monitoring was applied to SEVIRI data, then fine-tuned according to Greek conditions, and evaluated. Alarm announcements from the Fire Brigade's archives were used as ground truthing data in order to assess detection reliability and system performance. During the examined period, MSG-SEVIRI data successfully detected 82% of the fire events in Greek territory with less than 1% false alarms. © 2011 by the authors. en
heal.journalName Remote Sensing en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/rs3030524 en
dc.identifier.volume 3 en
dc.identifier.issue 3 en
dc.identifier.spage 524 en
dc.identifier.epage 538 en

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