chapter  13
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Remote Sensing of Live Fuel Moisture ��������������������������������������������������������������������������

ByStephen R. Yool

Pyrogeography (i.e., the geography of re) is a multidimensional subeld of geography concerned with the study of the complex space-time interactions between re and people. Humans have always been the keepers of the ame; thus, pyrogeography is, true to its geographic roots, integrative, spanning the physical, biological, and social sciences (Yool 2009). In this chapter, we consider that humans can use remote sensing technology as a tool to understand and monitor how climate dynamics mediate planetary pyrogeography and to manage fuels under changing climate conditions. We believe that such information is key to the long-term security of human systems and ecosystems.