Fire Monitoring

Fire monitoring differs from fire detection in timing and emphasis rather than in the methods used to process the satellite image information. Satellite sensors typically provide coarse resolution fire maps which show the general location and extent of wildland fires. Detailed fire suppression mapping requires the use of higher resolution airborne thermal infrared sensors to accurately map small fire hot-spots and active fire perimeters. Higher-resolution fire maps are needed to deploy fire suppression crews and aerial water or retardant drops.

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