Improving fire emission estimates
To date, fire- associated emissions are measured through remote sensing products and are limited to the detection accuracy of satellite, and to many assumptions in the algorithms for estimating emissions (emission factors, biomass regrowth rates). For example, estimates for the tropical Andes suggest that there’s 70-98% mismatch on burning emissions estimates depending on the methods used (Oliveras et al 2014). This is a fascinating field that could be developed from different perspectives and in collaboration with other institutions.
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- Improving fire emission estimates
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