Requirements for the integration of remote sensing and field data in a GIS for the management of fire fighting in coalfields

Z. Vekerdy, F. Wang, J.M. Zhang, A. Prakash

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Abstract

Coal seam fires and stockpile fires, unfortunately, are accompanying phenomena of coal mining. Prevention and fighting measures need exact information on several characteristics and parameters (e.g. location, amount of coal burnt) of these fires. This article summarises the lessons learnt about data needs and possibilities of using remote sensing during a decade-long research activity in coal fire monitoring. Using remote sensing data in the monitoring and management of fire fighting needs the consideration of their spatial, temporal and spectral resolutions as well as the requirements of the user. An analysis of the spatial variability of the different coal fire related phenomenon was carried out to define the optimal solutions for monitoring coal fires. This knowledge forms the basis of building a coal fire fighting and management information system for a coalfield in China, which helps the daily work of fire fighters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Operationalization of Remote Sensing
Subtitle of host publicationAugust 16-20, 1999, Enschede The Netherlands
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherInternational Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event2nd International Symposium on Operationalization of Remote Sensing 1999 - Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 16 Aug 199920 Aug 1999
Conference number: 2

Conference

Conference2nd International Symposium on Operationalization of Remote Sensing 1999
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period16/08/9920/08/99

Keywords

  • WRS
  • ADLIB-ART-767
  • Remote sensing
  • GIS
  • Coal fire
  • Decision support
  • Fire fighting

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