FIRE HISTORY ASSESSMENT
Assessing the fire regime and past emissions
Planning fire management measures requires a detailed, spatio-temporal analysis of the fire regime in the country/region. By using historical satellite data, burned areas that occurred in the last decades can be identified and measurable parameters such as historical fire frequency and fire interval per unit area can be derived. Fire-related emissions can be estimated from these parameters for the observation period. These "fire baseline“ parameters can form a basis for planning spatially-adjusted fire management measures.