Dispatcher-in-Sky Looks for Wildfires
- Eyes in the Sky Sense Forest Fire. // Current Science;9/26/2003, Vol. 89 Issue 3, p15
Focuses on the Wildfire Airborne Sensor Program funded by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration to detect forest fires as of September 2003. Highlights of the sensor program; Amount spent in the U.S. to extinguish forest fires; Developers of the sensor program.
- Electronic chart display. // Presidents & Prime Ministers;Sep/Oct94, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p43
Reports on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists' development of an electronic chart to make flying safer for aerial fire fighters of forest fires. Features and functions of the Electronic Chart Display (ECD).
- COMPARACIÃ“N DE PRODUCTOS DE ÃREA QUEMADA OBTENIDOS MEDIANTE IMÃGENES DE SATÃ‰LITE EN LA PENÃNSULA IBÃ‰RICA. Izagirre, Aitor Bastarrika; Salinero, Emilio Chuvieco; Maria Pilar Martín Isabel // Espacio, Tiempo y Forma. Serie VI, GeografÃa;2008, Vol. 1, p33
Remote Sensing has become a tool of great interest for the mapping of areas affected by forest fires, especially on a regional and global scale due to the advantages provided by the satellite images. Spatial sensors monitor the ground systematically and in homogeneous conditions, to various...
- New Mapping Tools Help Battle Fires. // GEOWorld;Sep2008, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p12
The article reports that the U.S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) is providing mapping tools to firefighters to help battle fires. NASA's Fire and Smoke Web site features regular updates of NASA images of fire and their related smoke plumes in the U.S. and worldwide. The...
- Up in flames. // Missoula Independent;9/23/2010, Vol. 21 Issue 38, p10
The article discusses the report made by the National Atmospheric and Space Agency (NASA), which stressed that lodgepole, white bark and Ponderosa pines being attacked by beetles do not change color with the season and is contrary to overstated reports about the threats posted by beetle-killing...
- NASA responds to California wildfire emergency imaging request. // HS Today;Sep2008, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p22
This article focuses on a remotely piloted aircraft carrying a sensor from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) thet flew over much of California during July 2008. The aircraft gathered information that was used to help fight the wildfires burning within the state. The...
- Bushfire Research Smoulders. Pockley, Peter // Australasian Science;Mar2002, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p20
Reports on the frustration of bushfire researchers whose recommendations could have minimized the extent of bushfires in New South Wales. Members of the bushfire research team; Fire management proposals; Factors which contribute to the spread of bushfires.
- JUST CULTURE PART 2: UNDERSTANDING WHY ACCIDENTS HAPPEN. Holdsambeck, Steve // Fire Management Today;Winter2011, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p23
The article focuses on Just Culture, defined as an ethical system of accountability and safety management in fire management systems in the U.S. It discusses the concept of safety under the Forest Service Foundational Doctrine signed in 2006 by the Chief of the Forest Service. The quality of...
- MODIS Reflectance and Active Fire Data for Burn Mapping in Colombia. Merino-de-Miguel, Silvia; Gonz�lez-Alonso, Federico; Huesca, Margarita; Armenteras, Dolors; Franco, Carol // Earth Interactions;2011, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p1
Satellite-based strategies for burned area mapping may rely on two types of remotely sensed data: postfire reflectance images and active fire detection. This study uses both methods in a synergistic way. In particular, burned area mapping is carried out using MCD43B4 [[Moderate Resolution...