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Wetland fire remote sensing research--The Greater Everglades example

December 6, 2012

Fire is a major factor in the Everglades ecosystem. For thousands of years, lightning-strike fires from summer thunderstorms have helped create and maintain a dynamic landscape suited both to withstand fire and recover quickly in the wake of frequent fires. Today, managers in the Everglades National Park are implementing controlled burns to promote healthy, sustainable vegetation patterns and ecosystem functions. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is using remote sensing to improve fire-management databases in the Everglades, gain insights into post-fire land-cover dynamics, and develop spatially and temporally explicit fire-scar data for habitat and hydrologic modeling.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2012
Title Wetland fire remote sensing research--The Greater Everglades example
DOI 10.3133/fs20123133
Authors John W. Jones
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2012-3133
Index ID fs20123133
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Eastern Geographic Science Center

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