Itziar Alonso Cañas, Emilio Chuvieco Salinero


En este artículo se presentan los avances recientes en el desarrollo de un algoritmo para cartografiar área quemada a partir de imágenes MERIS. El trabajo se ha desarrollado en el ámbito del programa de cambio climático de la ESA. El análisis de resultados de la primera versión del algoritmo condujo a implementar una serie de tests para mejorar la configuración. Se probaron estos tests en 4 zonas: Australia, Canadá, California y Península Ibérica, cubriendo un área total de 2.500.000 km2. Los resultados obtenidos para los distintos tests se compararon con los perímetros de área quemada generados por los gestores de incendios en cada zona, identificando mejoras sustanciales respecto a la primera versión del algoritmo. Para el año 2008, se obtuvo una fiabilidad global de 0,982 (frente al 0,975 de la versión anterior). Esta nueva versión del algoritmo se utilizará para procesar la serie completa de datos MERIS (2002-2012).

Palabras clave

área quemada, MERIS, incendios, quemada de biomasa

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