Multispectral Satellite Applications: Monitoring the Wildland Fire Cycle, 2nd Edition

Multispectral Satellite Applications: Monitoring the Wildland Fire Cycle, 2nd Edition
  • Demonstrate the advantages and limitations of using multi-sensor, multispectral analysis for monitoring the fire cycle.
  • Describe some of the remote sensing products and systems used for detecting and monitoring the wildland fire cycle. For each product, identify its capabilities, limitations, and applications.
  • Identify the common thermal emission regions used to detect fires in both polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites.
  • Identify the capabilities and limitations of geostationary vs. polar-orbiting satellites, shortwave vs. longwave imagery, and true vs. false color products in detecting and monitoring the fire cycle.
  • Identify the essential steps in automated and semi-automated smoke forecasting.