Deciphering Fire-Vegetation-Atmosphere Interrelationships: Unraveling the fire regime in the Amazon and Cerrado using remote sensing

Science / Ciências da terra

Climate extremes, coupled with pressures from agriculture and grazing, have increased fire incidents in the Amazon and Cerrado. The interplay between human-induced pressures, climate conditions, and vegetation responses can potentially create positive feedback loops, exacerbating ecosystem degradation. Remote sensing turns out to be an invaluable tool for comprehending the key characteristics of this fire regime. It facilitates the observation of expansive and inaccessible areas. Moreover, the use of satellite data enables the identification of the primary factors driving fires in these regions.

Amount invested

R$ 103,396.20

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  • Topics
  • Amazonia
  • Climate
  • Vegetation