Boschetti, L, Roy, D, Barbosa, P, Boca, R, Justice, C (2008). A MODIS assessment of the summer 2007 extent burned in Greece. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, 29(8), 2433-2436.
Devastating fires affected Greece in the summer 2007, with the loss of more than 60 human lives, the destruction of more than 100 villages and hundreds of square kilometres of forest burned. This Letter presents a map of the extent burned and the approximate day of burning in Greece mapped by the MODIS burned area product for 22 June to 30 August 2007 and the burned areas mapped independently by the European Forest Fires Information Service (EFFIS). The characteristics of the two datasets, and an evaluation of the areas burned comparing the MODIS and EFFIS data for the same temporal interval are described.