Effective Wildfire Management Using Remote Sensing Technology

  • Author: Amanda O’Connor
Fire is a naturally occurring phenomenon and is a vital part of ecosystem succession. Due to decades of fire suppression, many forests are in an overgrown state which contributes to the massive fires we’ve seen in recent years. “Fire season” in many parts of the world now lasts the entire year versus just a few months. In addition to fire suppression, a convergence of factors including population spread into the wildland urban interface (WUI), climate trends that are creating drier and hotter conditions, and a lack of mitigation on federal, public and private lands have created a perfect storm for mega fires to form and spread. Understanding the risks and combatting and recovering from wildfires is a complex undertaking. Remote sensing can aid in all aspects of fire management – mitigation, prevention, managing active incidents and recovery.

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