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  1. Fires

    Forest fires occur regularly all over Europe and it is very likely that the damage they cause will increase in the future. The JRC monitors European forests to continually assess the risk of fires, provide early alerts and provide information on active fi ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Assessing European wild fire vulnerability

    JRC contribution to conferences presenting a first approach to assess wild fire vulnerability at the European level. Wild fire vulnerability is a measure of potential socio-economic damage caused by a fire in a specific area. As such it is an important co ...

    30 April 2014

  3. From floods to forest fires: early warning systems

    Examples of JRC research making the life of Europe's citizens safer and more secure in the area of early warning systems. (2009) 2009 Leaflets Environment and climate change Safety and security hazard crisis fire flood IES IPSC jrc_leaflet_warning_sy ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Atmospheric emissions from vegetation fires in Portugal (1990- 2008): estimates, uncertainty analysis, and sensitivity analysis

    Atmospheric emissions from wildfires in Portugal were estimated yearly over the period 1990-2008 using Landsat-based burnt area maps and land cover maps, national forest inventory data, biometric models, and literature review data. Emissions were calculat ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Fire in the air biomass burning impacts in a changing climate

    Fire has a role in eco-system services; naturally produced wildfires are important for the sustainability of many terrestrial biomes and fire is one of nature's primary carbon-cycling mechanisms. Under a warming climate, it is likely that fire freque ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Modeling long-term forest fire risk at the European level: first assessment of fire probability and vulnerability

    Long-term forest fire risk is based on factors that remain stable for at least one fire season, giving a valuable contribution to the improvement of fire prevention systems and to the management of fire resources. This paper presents the methodology and f ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Combined use of weather forecasting and satellite remote sensing information for fire risk, fire and fire impact monitoring

    The restoration of fire-affected forest areas needs to be combined with their future protection from renewed catastrophic fires, such as those that occurred in Greece during the 2007 summer season. The present work demonstrates that the use of various sou ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Factors promoting larch dominance in central Siberia: fire versus growth performance and implications for carbon dynamics at the boundary of evergreen and deciduous conifers

    The relative roles of fire and climate in determining canopy species composition and aboveground carbon stocks were investigated. Measurements were made along a transect extending from the dark taiga zone of Central Siberia, where Picea and Abies dominate ...

    30 April 2014

  9. How much CO was emitted by the 2010 fires around Moscow?

    The fires around Moscow in July and August 2010 emitted a large amount of pollutants to the atmosphere. Here we estimate the carbon monoxide (CO) source strength of the Moscow fires in July and August by using the TM5-4DVAR system in combination with CO c ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Digital Earth from Vision to Practice: Making Sense of Citizen Generated Content

    The vision of Digital Earth put recently forward under the auspices of the International Society for Digital Earth extends the paradigm of spatial data infrastructures by advocating an interactive and dynamic framework based on near-to-real time informati ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Modeling burned area in Europe with the Community Land Model

    In this study we present simulations of burned area at European scale for the period 1990{2009 conducted with the Community Land Model (CLM). By using statistics on re counts and mean re suppression time from the European Fire Database werefined the param ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Harmonized classification scheme of fire causes in the EU adopted for the European Fire Database of EFFIS

    The information on the causes of forest fires is of paramount importance to support the environmental and civil protection policies and design appropriate prevention measure. At the European level a simple common scheme with 4 fire causes classes (deliber ...

    30 April 2014

  13. A Review of the Main Driving Factors of Forest Fire Ignition Over Europe

    Knowledge of the causes of forest fires, and of the main driving factors of ignition, is an indispensable step towards effective fire prevention policies. This study analyses the factors driving forest fire ignition in the Mediterranean region including t ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Recording Disaster Losses: Recommendations for a European approach

    In a study commissioned by Directorate General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre formulates technical recommendations for a European approach to standardize loss databases. Loss data are useful for ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Synchronous fire activity in the tropical high Andes: an indication of regional climate forcing

    Global climate models suggest enhanced warming of the tropical mid and upper troposphere, with larger temperature rise rates at higher elevations. Changes in fire activity are amongst the most significant ecological consequences of rising temperatures and ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Increasing Robustness of Postclassification Change Detection Using Time Series of Land Cover Maps

    The monitoring of land cover requires that stable land cover classes be distinguished from changes over time. Within this paper, a postclassification method is presented that provides land cover change information, based on a time series of land cover map ...

    30 April 2014

  17. ACP Fire Monitoring Tool for protected area management

    This report documents the context and the objectives of a new Fire Monitoring Tool developed in the framework of the JRC activity in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries. Vegetation fires are widespread in Africa and are a key component of many ...

    30 April 2014

  18. The European Forest Fire Information System in the context of environmental policies of the European Union

    Since the mid-20th century, countries in Europe have been organized to record information on forest fires and their effects. These initiatives were established at regional and often national level, without major interaction among countries in Europe. With ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Analysis of large fires in European Mediterranean landscapes: Lessons learned and perspectives

    Extreme fire events, also referred to as ``megafires,?? are not uncommon events on a global scale; they tend to happen a steady frequency in different parts of the world, although, at a local or regional scale, they constitute unique and severe fire episo ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Estimating future burned areas under changing climate in the EU-Mediterranean countries

    The impacts of climate change on forest fires have received increased attention in recent years at both continental and local scales. It is widely recognized that weather plays a key role in extreme fire situations. It is therefore of great interest to an ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Modeling biomass burning and related carbon emissions during the 21st century in Europe

    In this study we present an assessment of the impact of future climate change on total fire probability, burned area, and carbon (C) emissions from fires in Europe. The analysis was performed with the Community Land Model (CLM) extended with a prognostic ...

    30 April 2014

  22. The European Fire Database: technical specifications and data submission

    The European Fire Database is an important component of the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS), the EC focal point of information on forest fires established by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Directorate General for Environment to pr ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Increasing Spatial Detail of Burned Scar Maps Using IRS-AWiFS Data for Mediterranean Europe

    A two stage burned scar detection approach is applied to produce a burned scar map for Mediterranean Europe using IRS-AWiFS imagery acquired at the end of the 2009 fire season. The first stage identified burned scar seeds based on a learning algorithm (Ar ...

    23 July 2014

  24. Design and Function of the European Forest Fire 1 Information System

    European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) is a modular decision support system that monitors forest fires at a continental scale. It delivers real-time multi dimensional data on forest fires to civil protection and fire fighting services in Europe, ...

    24 July 2014

  25. One year of fire observations from space: lessons learned about fire behavior and vegetation

    Fire is a key driver in African savannas and controls the vegetation distribution; therefore park managers use fire as a tool to promote the habitat diversity. This study analyses the spatio-temporal dynamics of burning in nearly 750 protected areas (PAs) ...

    02 September 2014