Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

, Volume 53, Issue 9, pp 1072–1080 | Cite as

Capabilities of Multispectral Satellite Data in an Assessment of the Status of Abandoned Fire Hazardous and Rewetting Peat Extraction Lands

  • M. A. Medvedeva
  • A. E. Vozbrannaya
  • A. A. Sirin
  • A. A. Maslov
The Use of Space Information about the Earth


The capabilities of several multispectral satellite data types to identify the status of peatlands affected by peat extraction and abandoned deposits are examined to assess potential fire dangers and rewetting effectiveness. The available level of detail of describing land/vegetation cover for monitoring abandoned peat extraction sites using Spot-5 HRG, Spot-6 HRG, and Landsat-7 ETM+ satellite images has been demonstrated using the example of peatlands in the Meschera National Park (Vladimir oblast). The results reflect the pros and cons of using different data types to analyze the status of abandoned peat-extraction lands for purposes of peatland inventory, land-cover monitoring, and the prioritization of sites subject to rewetting and mire restoration, as well as for an evaluation of the effectiveness of these measures.


remote sensing multispectral images peatbogs peatlands peat extraction lands vegetation cover forest–peat fires rewetting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Medvedeva
    • 1
  • A. E. Vozbrannaya
    • 2
  • A. A. Sirin
    • 1
  • A. A. Maslov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Forest ScienceRussian Academy of SciencesUspenskoye, Moscow oblastRussia
  2. 2.Meshchera State National ParkMinistry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian FederationGus-Khrustalny, Vladimir oblastRussia

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