Remote Sensing Modeling and Applications to Wildland Fires

Editors: Qu, J.J., Sommers, W., Yang, R., Riebau, A., Kafatos, M. (Eds.)

  • Combines wildland research needs and programs, remote sensing of fires, and fire modeling
  • Includes US fire programs, such as the National Fire Plan (NFP) and Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP)
  • Creates awareness of wildland fire management and rehabilitation issues
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About this book

Scientists and managers alike need timely, cost-effective, and technically appropriate fire-related information to develop functional strategies for the diverse fire communities. "Remote Sensing Modeling and Applications to Wildland Fires" addresses wildland fire management needs by presenting discussions that link ecology and the physical sciences from local to regional levels, views on integrated decision support data for policy and decision makers, new technologies and techniques, and future challenges and how remote sensing might help to address them. While creating awareness of wildland fire management and rehabilitation issues, hands-on experience in applying remote sensing and simulation modeling is also shared. This book will be a useful reference work for researchers, practitioners and graduate students in the fields of fire science, remote sensing and modeling applications.

Professor John J. Qu works at the Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science at George Mason University (GMU), USA.  He is the Founder and Director of the Environmental Science and Technology Center (ESTC) and EastFIRE Lab at GMU.

About the authors

Dr. John J. Qu is a faculty member of the ESGS program at the school of Computational Sciences and is Technical Director of EastFIRE Lab at George Mason University. He is also with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to support the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) mission. His major research areas are satellite remote sensing, Earth systems sciences, fire science and GIS applications.

Dr. Menas Kafatos is Dean of the school of Computational Sciences (SCS), Director of the Center for Earth Observing and Space Research (CEOSR) and Professor of Interdisciplinary Science at George Mason University. He has published numerous books, and articles on computational science, astrophysics, Earth systems science, general relativity and the foundations of quantum theory.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introduction to Remote Sensing and Modeling Applications to Wildland Fires

    Qu, John J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Wildland Fire and Eastern States Diversity

    Sommers, William T.

    Pages 11-17

  • Demographic Trends in the Eastern US and the Wildland Urban Interface: Implications for Fire Management

    Stanturf, John A. (et al.)

    Pages 19-40

  • An Overview of NOAA’s Fire Weather, Climate, and Air Quality Forecast Services

    Jacks, Elliot (et al.)

    Pages 41-54

  • A Review of Wildland Fire and Air Quality Management

    Fox, Douglas G. (et al.)

    Pages 55-66

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-32530-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-32529-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Remote Sensing Modeling and Applications to Wildland Fires
Editors
  • John J. Qu
  • William Sommers
  • Ruixin Yang
  • Allen Riebau
  • Menas Kafatos
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Tsinghua University Press, Beijing and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-32530-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-32530-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-32529-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 374
Additional Information
Co-published with Tsinghua University Press
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