Wildfire Trends in Nepal based on MODIS Burnt-Area Data


This study examines the Spatio-temporal pattern of the fire activity across Nepal using MODIS-based estimates of the burnt-area data. It provides a general insight into spatiotemporal pattern of fire activity in Nepal, and attempts to relate the observed trends in the burnt-area with the climate data. Analysis of the number of times a pixel burnt as an indicator of spatial pattern of fire activity show that the Western Nepal experienced more frequent fires. It further gives a recommendation on the need for integrating observations from other satellites, validating MODIS burnt-area, using field data and including better climatological data in the future researches to understand fire pattern activity for time management intervention.


Review Article


S. Khanal


Banko Janakari

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