Severity study in Albinyana (Catalunya) forest fire, using SENTINEL-2 data

A. Guerrero, L. Pineda, V. Palà, J. Corbera


The forest fire in Bonastre mountains (an area that has been several times affected by fires) on 06/01/2016, has been studied in order to obtain a Severity index. It is in the municipality of Albinyana, in the Baix Penedès region in Catalonia. The study is considered a starting point for the assessment and monitoring of the dynamics of regeneration of the burned surface. The dNBR index (Delta Normalized Burn Ratio) is obtained from SENTINEL-2 images, and the results are compared with CBI index (Composite Burned Index) obtained from ground survey.


This study is a result of the final work of “Màster en Tecnologies de la Informació Geogràfica, 18ª edició”, by the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) codirected by Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya. 


dNBR; SENTINEL-2; Severity; forest fire; remote sensing

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