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DISARM Early Warning System for Wildfires in the Eastern Mediterranean

Vassiliki Kotroni, Constantinos Cartalis, Silas Michaelides, Julia Stoyanova, Fillipos Tymvios, Antonis Bezes, Theodoros Christoudias, Stavros Dafis, Christos Giannakopoulos, Theodore M. Giannaros, Christo Georgiev, Athanasios Karagiannidis (+8 others)
2020 Sustainability  
It is shown that for the effective use of fire weather forecasting in different geographical areas and in order to account for the local climate conditions, a proper adjustment of the wildfire danger classification  ...  The four pillars of this system include (i) forecasting wildfire danger, (ii) detecting wildfires with remote sensing techniques, (iii) forecasting wildfire spread with a coupled weather-fire modeling  ...  Acknowledgments: The study on the quality of the fire danger index for the domain of Bulgaria was supported by EUMETSAT LSA-SAF in the frame of CDOP-3 Project.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12166670 fatcat:kfomlcaspzhrncds6emhl4e7ze

Fire Monitoring - The use of medium resolution satellites (AVHRR, MODIS, TET) for long time series processing and the implementation in User Driven Applications and Services

E.-M. Fuchs, E. Stein, G. Strunz, C. Strobl, C. Frey
2015 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
) and PHAROS (Project on a Multi-Hazard Open Platform for Satellite Based Downstream Services).  ...  Moreover, strengths and weaknesses of the AVHRR sensor for hot spot detection, a literature review, the study areas and the selected approach will be highlighted.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme ([FP7/2007([FP7/ -2013) under grant agreement n° [606982].  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-xl-7-w3-797-2015 fatcat:zz4zhwv3pvfmrlxj7cvonyybv4

EUNADICS-AV early warning system dedicated to supporting aviation in the case of a crisis from natural airborne hazards and radionuclide clouds

Hugues Brenot, Nicolas Theys, Lieven Clarisse, Jeroen van Gent, Daniel R. Hurtmans, Sophie Vandenbussche, Nikolaos Papagiannopoulos, Lucia Mona, Timo Virtanen, Andreas Uppstu, Mikhail Sofiev, Luca Bugliaro (+34 others)
2021 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences  
The combination of several sensors inside a single global system demonstrates the advantage of using a triggered approach to obtain selective detection from observations, which cannot initially discriminate  ...  The purpose of the EUNADICS-AV (European Natural Airborne Disaster Information and Coordination System for Aviation) prototype early warning system (EWS) is to develop the combined use of harmonised data  ...  We thank Ruslan Borodin for providing an illustration of a chart (radioactivity advisory based on conditional data), as provided by the Federal Environmental Emergency Response Centre (FEERC) of Russia  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-21-3367-2021 fatcat:oxrei5775zasvkzln2p65jrzty

Review of the use of remote sensing for monitoring wildfire risk conditions to support fire risk assessment in protected areas

Olga Dipuo Molaudzi, Samuel Adewale Adelabu
2019 South African Journal of Geomatics  
Fire risk assessment is one of the most important components in the management of fire that offers the framework for monitoring fire risk conditions.  ...  This study presents a review of remote sensing data and techniques for fire risk monitoring and assessment with a particular emphasis on its implications for wildfire risk mapping in protected areas.  ...  The capability of RADAR system for monitoring forest fuel and as potential tool for forest fire risk assessment was illustrated by Saatchi et al. (2007) through the use of Airborne SAR imagery to estimate  ... 
doi:10.4314/sajg.v7i3.2 fatcat:7dn2vi627fcilfdrk5p3s6cauu

Fire risk, atmospheric chemistry and radiative forcing assessment of wildfires in eastern Mediterranean

E. Athanasopoulou, D. Rieger, C. Walter, H. Vogel, A. Karali, M. Hatzaki, E. Gerasopoulos, B. Vogel, C. Giannakopoulos, M. Gratsea, A. Roussos
2014 Atmospheric Environment  
Potential 592 impact of climate change on fire risk in the Mediterranean area. Clim.  ...  Wildfire Detection and Tracking 631 over Greece Using MSG SEVIRI Satellite Data. Remote Sens. 3, 524-538. 632 Strada, S., Mari, C., Filippi, J.-B., Bosseur, F., 2012.  ...  The chemically inactive within the current version of COSMO-ART).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.05.077 fatcat:m35akt4m5fennkr3sxbcagvk3u

Toward the development of a multi parametric system for a short-term assessment of the seismic hazard in Italy

Nicola Genzano, Carolina Filizzola, Mariano Lisi, Nicola Pergola, Valerio Tramutoli
2020 Annals of Geophysics  
These results confirm that the parameter "RST-based satellite TIR anomalies" is one of the possible candidates to be included in a multi-parametric system for time-Dependent Assessment of Seismic Hazard  ...  In particular, we evaluated the level of correlation between occurrence of earthquakes with M≥4 and RST-based TIR anomalies using two different spatial resolutions of MSG-SEVIRI (Meteosat Second Generation  ...  The authors wish to thank the Aeronautica Militare Italiana for its support to have access to MSG-SEVIRI data used in this work.  ... 
doi:10.4401/ag-8227 fatcat:zd5rina3sfa6biqynedkdql5ky

A New Retrieval Algorithm for Soil Moisture Index from Thermal Infrared Sensor On-Board Geostationary Satellites over Europe and Africa and Its Validation

Nicolas Ghilain, Alirio Arboleda, Okke Batelaan, Jonas Ardö, Isabel Trigo, Jose-Miguel Barrios, Francoise Gellens-Meulenberghs
2019 Remote Sensing  
Although some possible improvements can be expected by a better use of other products derived from SEVIRI, the new approach developped and assessed here is a valuable alternative to microwave sensors to  ...  However, complementarity of satellite observations is a crucial issue to improve the quality of the estimations provided.  ...  Yet, observation-based systems are required for realistic data without a priori knowledge.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11171968 fatcat:nwqz7qcbjrfpvn2jmj2rvvwtna

EARLINET: potential operationality of a research network

M. Sicard, G. D'Amico, A. Comerón, L. Mona, L. Alados-Arboledas, A. Amodeo, H. Baars, J. M. Baldasano, L. Belegante, I. Binietoglou, J. A. Bravo-Aranda, A. J. Fernández (+32 others)
2015 Atmospheric Measurement Techniques  
The continuous use of SCC direct and derived products in heterogeneous conditions is used to demonstrate two potential applications of EARLINET infrastructure: the monitoring of a Saharan dust intrusion  ...  For the first time, the single calculus chain (SCC) – the common calculus chain developed within EARLINET for the automatic evaluation of lidar data from raw signals up to the final products – was used  ...  Edited by: A. Ansmann  ... 
doi:10.5194/amt-8-4587-2015 fatcat:jzorxxestrag3oijiffxolwbum

Assessment of Vegetation Trends in Drylands from Time Series of Earth Observation Data [chapter]

Rasmus Fensholt, Stephanie Horion, Torbern Tagesson, Andrea Ehammer, Kenneth Grogan, Feng Tian, Silvia Huber, Jan Verbesselt, Stephen D. Prince, Compton J. Tucker, Kjeld Rasmussen
2015 Remote Sensing Time Series  
Leinenkugel for providing the physiographic regions, the land cover dataset, and the deforestation layer of the Mekong Basin used in this research.  ...  Kurt Günther are acknowledged for helpful comments on the text.  ...  TIMESAT has been used for estimating diurnal air temperature from MSG SEVIRI data (Stisen et al. 2007) , to study expansion of the thermal growing season and associated change in the biospheric carbon  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15967-6_8 fatcat:2cl5kwf33zg7hl2k3syukjpa6q

Tropospheric and Ionospheric Anomalies Induced by Volcanic and Saharan Dust Events as Part of Geosphere Interaction Phenomena

Valerio Tramutoli, Francesco Marchese, Alfredo Falconieri, Carolina Filizzola, Nicola Genzano, Katsumi Hattori, Mariano Lisi, Jann-Yenq Liu, Dimitar Ouzounov, Michel Parrot, Nicola Pergola, Sergey Pulinets
2019 Geosciences  
The impact of this increased detection capacity in reducing false positives, in the framework of a short-term seismic hazard forecast based on the study of ionospheric and tropospheric anomalies, is also  ...  In this work, we assessed the possible relation of ionospheric perturbations observed by Detection of Electro-Magnetic Emissions Transmitted from Earthquake Regions (DEMETER), Global Positioning System  ...  The MSG-SEVIRI data used in this study followed the EUMETSAT data policy and were made available through the license released by the Meteorological Service of the Italian Military Aeronautics.  ... 
doi:10.3390/geosciences9040177 fatcat:j5guyvkvezf7vlfmsxqyko5qze

Multi sensor validation and error characteristics of Arctic satellite sea surface temperature observations

Jacob L. Høyer, Ioanna Karagali, Gorm Dybkjær, Rasmus Tonboe
2012 Remote Sensing of Environment  
the results of a preliminary investigation using MODIS measurements.  ...  The lake processor is a modification of the processor built during the ATSR Reprocessing for Climate (ARC) project, that was funded by the UK Natural We will present the background to this approach and  ...  Petrenko talked about Development and Evaluation of SST Algorithms for GOES-R ABI using MSG SEVIRI as a proxy.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2012.01.013 fatcat:e64zv2bspzh7pkiaqqx76humiu

Aerosol Optical Depth Over the Nepalese Cryosphere Derived From an Empirical Model

Bikas Chandra Bhattarai, John Faulkner Burkhart, Frode Stordal, Chong-Yu Xu
2019 Frontiers in Earth Science  
To assess the impact of radiation on the model response, we translated shortwave radiation using two approaches, one with the measured solar radiation assuming a horizontal surface, and another with a  ...  Recognizing the importance of the Himalaya, there is a great demand for up-to-date information on various climate data to support planning for hydropower production, water management, and to forecast extreme  ...  This work was conducted within the Strategic Research Initiative "Land Atmosphere Interaction in Cold Environments" (LATICE) of the University of Olso and partially supported through the Norwegian Research  ... 
doi:10.3389/feart.2019.00178 fatcat:fa467iltdrbjpf2h5fymrswgw4

Land surface state anomalies and related severe meteorological phenomena

J Stoyanova, I Zamfirov
2015 Bulgarian Chemical Communications   unpublished
The obtained results might serve as a methodological basis for further studies, operational applications, climatic assessments and forecasts as related to multifunctional risk from severe meteorological  ...  about the environmental conditions for development of meteorological phenomena related to natural hazards (agrometeorological drought and yield reduction, forest fires and regions with increase risk, convective  ...  were used and compared with site-scale SMA assessment based on operational run of a 1D site-scale Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere-Transfer "SVAT.bg" model to assess drought and pre-fire conditions.  ... 
fatcat:yaz74qyoezdyfhypad7bnwuxpu

Development of a Satellite-Based Forest Fire Danger Forecasting System and its Implementation Over the Forest Dominant Regions in Alberta, Canada [article]

Ehsan Hafiz Chowdhury, University Of Calgary, University Of Calgary, Quazi Khalid Hassan
2015
Forest fire is a natural phenomenon in many ecosystems across the world. One of the most important components of forest fire management is forecasting of fire danger conditions.  ...  My aim was to develop a daily-scale forest fire danger forecasting system (FFDFS) using remote sensing inputs over the northern part of Canadian province of Alberta during 2009-2011 fire seasons.  ...  gaps; (ii) development of a gap-filling algorithm for the input variables of the FFDFS system to enhance the quality of the images; (iii) enhancement of a remote sensing-based forest fire danger forecasting  ... 
doi:10.11575/prism/25674 fatcat:j6oullfipbbqpb2w4uyx47duhq

Assessment of the solar energy potential in Greece using ground-based measurements, satellite observations and numerical simulations of radiative transfer models

Παναγιώτης Γ. Κοσμόπουλος
2018
Simultaneously, a series of RTM-based state-of-the-art models was developed for the assessment of the solar energy potential and for providing accurate solar energy applications in real-time.  ...  Firstly, using pyranometers of the Hellenic Network for Solar Energy and the National Observatory of Athens a verification of the 1- and 2-day ahead forecasts provided by the mesoscale model MM5 was performed  ...  estimated from MSG-SEVIRI and forecast by the RAMS model with pyranometers over Italy.  ... 
doi:10.26262/heal.auth.ir.295968 fatcat:43jgtso77re3zm3j4zbw3ddpqu
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