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Investigating the impact of overlying vegetation canopy structures on fire radiative power (FRP) retrieval through simulation and measurement. 2018. Roberts, G.; Wooster, M.J.; Lauret, N.; Gastellu-Etchegorry, J.-P.; Lynham, T.; McRae, D. Remote Sensing of Environment 217: 158-171.

Year: 2018

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 39386

Language: English

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DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2018.08.015

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Landscape fire is a global, highly dynamic Earth system process, altering surface structural and radiative properties and releasing aerosols and trace gases into the atmosphere. Fire radiative power (FRP) retrievals are now routinely made from polar and geostationary instruments, providing a means to estimate fuel consumption and trace gas and aerosol emissions directly from remotely sensed observations. This study presents the first investigation of the impact of vegetation canopy on FRP retrievals, based on 3D radiative transfe rmodel simulations. Such models provide key tools for understanding interactions between solar and terrestrially emitted VIS to LWIR radiation and Earth's surface and atmosphere, including the elucidation of atmospheric effects on the measured remotely sensed signals.