An evaluation of forest burning in the Kapidag Peninsula, Turkey, using multitemporal satellite data

Sunar F., Taberner M.

27th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, Tromso, Norway, 8 - 12 June 1998, pp.648-651 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Tromso
  • Country: Norway
  • Page Numbers: pp.648-651
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Globally, fire, the burning of biomass, is ii major source of climatic and atmospheric change. Locally, fire affects the ecological system and can cause structural changes in the landscape. Continuous monitoring after a fire aids effective recovery and environmental management. In this context, remote sensing is a valuable tool for assessing the degraded/disturbed green areas, and quantifying the areal extent of the damage and also monitoring revegetation and reclamation programs using multitemporal satellite images. In this study, the green area disturbances after two fires occurred in 1990 and 1992, was evaluated in the Kapidag Peninsula, Marmara Sea, with multitemporal LANDSAT-MSS and TM imagery.