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Forest Fire

The Global Early Warning System for Wildland Fires (Global EWS)

Global distribution of fire occurrences over a 10-day period by the beginning of

The fire danger indicators currently presented on the Global Early Warning System for Wildland Fires are components of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) System and are accessible through

SWIR sensor: Seeing through active fire smoke

SWIR on WorldView-3 can see through dense fire smoke detecting hot spots

DigitalGlobe latest Earth Observation satellite launched, WorldView-3, includes a shortwave infrared sensor (SWIR) that can see through thick smoke clouds of active fires on the ground.

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Wed, 24/09/2014 - 13:21

Tracing Aerosols with Satellites

This map depicts the aerosol index for 19 July 2014

Satellites can help detect UV-absorbing aerosols by observing how the atmosphere scattered certain wavelengths of ultraviolet (UV) light.

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Fri, 01/08/2014 - 10:53

9th EARSeL Forest Fire Special Interest Group Workshop on 'Quantifying the environmental impact of forest fires'

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Mon, 15/07/2013
Venue City: 
Warwickshire, UK
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15/10/2013 - 17/10/2013
Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire, UK
Venue Country: 
United Kingdom
Event Organisers: 

European Association of
Remote Sensing Laboratories


University of Leicester

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European Association of  Remote Sensing Laboratories

As we attempt to model the Earth System it is important that the impact of forest fires on the Earth System is fully understood and quantified.


CATHALAC: Analysis on fires in Central America

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office CATHALAC (Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean) published a new study about fires in Central America.

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Mon, 16/04/2012 - 11:21