author = "Santos, Renata Libonati dos and Camara, Carlos do Carmo de 
                         Portugal e Castro da and Pereira, Jos{\'e} Miguel Cardoso and 
                         Peres, Leonardo de Faria",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - INPE} and {Instituto 
                         Dom Luiz - IDL/CGUL - Portugal} and {Instituto Superior de 
                         Agronomia - ISA/DF - Portugal} and {Universidade Federal do Rio de 
                         Janeiro - UFRJ}",
                title = "Discriminating burned areas in Amazon and Cerrado regions using 
                         MIR/NIR information",
            booktitle = "Anais...",
                 year = "2011",
               editor = "Epiphanio, Jos{\'e} Carlos Neves and Galv{\~a}o, L{\^e}nio 
                pages = "8020--8027",
         organization = "Simp{\'o}sio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto, 15. (SBSR).",
            publisher = "Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)",
              address = "S{\~a}o Jos{\'e} dos Campos",
             keywords = "middle-infrared, spectral index, vegetation, burns, remote 
             abstract = "Although the Brazilian Amazonia together with Cerrado region 
                         presents one of the highest numbers of occurrences of fire events, 
                         hardly any studies aiming to design burned area (BA) indices 
                         specifically for these regions have been attempted. This issue is 
                         of particular interest since the accuracy of BA maps is closed 
                         related to the characteristics of the location (e.g., pre-fire 
                         land-cover type and conditions, background soil, fire severity, 
                         post-fire processes, and atmospheric conditions) and in addition, 
                         index thresholds are often subjective or vary from region to 
                         region. Accordingly, a new spectral index, specifically designed 
                         for burned land discrimination in Amazon and Cerrado regions using 
                         the middle/near-infrared spectral domain, was tested on sets of 
                         Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images. The 
                         utility of the new index for burned land discrimination was 
                         assessed against other widely used spectral indices: Normalized 
                         Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), Burned Area Index (BAI) and 
                         Global Environmental Monitoring Index (GEMI), defined in the 
                         red/near infrared space and the modified version on them, namely 
                         VI20, BAI20 and GEMI20 defined in the middle/nearinfrared space of 
                         MODIS sensor. The ability of each index to discriminate between 
                         burned and unburned surfaces was assessed by means of a 
                         discrimination index. The new proposed (V,W) index works better 
                         than the traditional indices in all three cases analyzed, with the 
                         advantage of not requiring water masks, which is not true for the 
                         remaining indices.",
  conference-location = "Curitiba",
      conference-year = "30 abr. - 5 maio 2011",
                 isbn = "{978-85-17-00056-0 (Internet)} and {978-85-17-00057-7 (DVD)}",
             language = "en",
         organisation = "Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)",
                  ibi = "3ERPFQRTRW/39UUGQL",
                  url = "http://urlib.net/rep/3ERPFQRTRW/39UUGQL",
           targetfile = "p1044.pdf",
                 type = "Queimadas, Riscos Ambientais e Polui{\c{c}}{\~a}o",
        urlaccessdate = "20 jan. 2021"