Pandey, Jitendra and Singh, V.K. (2017) Temporal transition analysis of coal mine fire of Jharia coalfield India using Landsat satellite imageries. Environmental Earth Science, 76 (12). p. 439. ISSN 1866-6280

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Coal is dominant energy source of world at large and India in particular for several decades and expected to being continued for foreseeable future. However, fire in this fossils fuel is still a global catastrophe for the major coal-producing countries. There are several direct and cascading distress of coal mine fire has been encountered by environment, economy, safety and society. Without knowledge of actual status and extent of coal mine fire, any scope for its better managements may be futile. In India, the coal mine fire of well-known Jharia coalfield (JCF) has been continued since last ten decades and still spreading towards newer areas. The aim of this paper is to highlight the chronological net lateral spatial changes in coal mine fire areas of JCF using Landsat satellite thermal imageries. The mapping of coal mine fire area of JCF during 1988–2013 has been carried out with consecutive 5-year intervals. The lateral changes in surface and subsurface fire areas along with propagation towards new area have been studied. The study also included to evaluate changes of status and extent fire during this time span and effect of its management efforts. On the basis of aforementioned analysis, the study concludes a slow reducing trend in coal mine fire area during last 25 years.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jharia coalfield � Coal mine fire � Remote sensing thermal images � Lateral dynamics
Subjects: Mine Fire
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2017 12:13
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 12:13

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