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Rapid estimation of CO2 emissions from forest fire events using cloud-based computation of google earth engine

Author(s): Putri Setiani, Luhur Akbar Devianto, Fatwa Ramdani
Year Published: 2021
Description:

One of the main sources of greenhouse gases is forest fire, with carbon dioxide as its main constituent. With increasing global surface temperatures, the probability of forest fire events also increases. A method that enables rapid quantification of emissions is even more necessary to estimate the environmental impact. This study introduces the application of the Google Earth Engine platform to monitor burned areas in forest fire events in Mount Arjuno, Indonesia, during the 2016–2019 period, using Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 satellite imageries. The events particularly affected grassland and tropical forest areas, as well as a fraction of agricultural areas, with a total estimated emission of 2.5 × 103 tCO2/km2 burned area. Higher carbon dioxide emissions were also observed, consistent with the higher local surface temperature as well as the CO total column mixing ratio average retrieved from Sentinel-5 p Tropospheric Monitoring Instrument during the period of analysis.

Citation: Setiani, Putri; Devianto, Luhur Akbar; Ramdani, Fatwa. 2021. Rapid estimation of CO2 emissions from forest fire events using cloud-based computation of google earth engine. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 193(10):669.
Topic(s): Mapping, Smoke & Air Quality, Smoke Emissions, Smoke Modeling & Forecasting, Smoke Emissions and Inventory
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 23668
FRAMES RCS number: 64440
Record updated: Oct 19, 2021