author = "Mataveli, Guilherme Augusto Verola and Silva, Maria Elisa Siqueira 
                         and Pereira, Gabriel and Cardozo, Francielle da Silva and 
                         Kawakubo, Fernando Shinji and Bertani, Gabriel and Costa, Julio 
                         Cezar and Ramos, Raquel de Cassia and Silva, Viviane Valeria",
          affiliation = "{Universidade de S{\~a}o Paulo (USP)} and {Universidade de 
                         S{\~a}o Paulo (USP)} and {Universidade de S{\~a}o Paulo (USP)} 
                         and {Universidade Federal de S{\~a}o Jo{\~a}o Del Rei} and 
                         {Universidade de S{\~a}o Paulo (USP)} and {Instituto Nacional de 
                         Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Universidade Federal de S{\~a}o 
                         Jo{\~a}o Del Rei} and {Universidade Federal de S{\~a}o Jo{\~a}o 
                         Del Rei} and {Universidade Federal de S{\~a}o Jo{\~a}o Del 
                title = "Satellite observations for describing fire patterns and 
                         climate-related fire drivers in the Brazilian savannas",
              journal = "Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences",
                 year = "2018",
               volume = "18",
               number = "1",
                pages = "125--144",
                month = "jan.",
             abstract = "In the Brazilian savannas (Cerrado biome) fires are natural and a 
                         tool for shifting land use; therefore, temporal and spatial 
                         patterns result from the interaction of climate, vegetation 
                         condition and human activities. Moreover, orbital sensors are the 
                         most effective approach to establish patterns in the biome. We 
                         aimed to characterize fire, precipitation and vegetation condition 
                         regimes and to establish spatial patterns of fire occurrence and 
                         their correlation with precipitation and vegetation condition in 
                         the Cerrado. The Cerrado was first and second biome for the 
                         occurrence of burned areas (BA) and hotspots, respectively. 
                         Occurrences are higher during the dry season and in the savanna 
                         land use. Hotspots and BA tend to decrease, and concentrate in the 
                         north, but more intense hotspots are not necessarily located where 
                         concentration is higher. Spatial analysis showed that averaged and 
                         summed values can hide patterns, such as for precipitation, which 
                         has the lowest average in August, but minimum precipitation in 
                         August was found in 7% of the Cerrado. Usually, there is a 
                         2-3-month lag between minimum precipitation and maximum hotspots 
                         and BA, while minimum VCI and maximum hotspots and BA occur in the 
                         same month. Hotspots and BA are better correlated with VCI than 
                         precipitation, qualifying VCI as an indicator of the 
                         susceptibility of vegetation to ignition.",
                  doi = "10.5194/nhess-18-125-2018",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-125-2018",
                 issn = "1561-8633",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "mataveli_satellilte.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "02 dez. 2020"