Investigating albedo changes after fire using remote sensing

Investigating albedo changes after fire using remote sensing

Climate impacts of bush-fires through emissions of greenhouse gases have received much attention. Relatively little research has been done on albedo changes and subsequent changes in radiative forcing through different types of fires (low intensity, patchy versus high intensity, non-patchy). In tropical savannas these changes can be very transient.This project will use existing maps of fire extent and daily observations from the MODIS sensor to measure changes in albedo and therefore radiative forcing under different fire regimes.

Lead supervisor: Stefan Maier

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