Potentials of Satellite Remote Sensing

The inability to detect wild land fires during initial stages and take rapid aggressive action on new fires is perhaps the most limiting factor in controlling such wild land fires. This is especially true for fires in areas with limited access. Providing an effective response to wildland fires requires four stages of analysis and assessment:

• Determining fire potential risk

• Detecting fire starts

• Monitoring active fires

• Conducting post-fire degradation assessment

The technological advancement in space remote sensing has been widely experimented in last three decades to obtain the desired information.

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