Remote sensing of fire: Data, science and operational applications

Earth Observation technologies have been long considered as a key tool for fire data science, modelling, management, and monitoring. Earth Observation is of unparalleled importance for monitoring the effects of climate change, degradation, fire occurrence, dynamic modelling of fuel structure and fuel moisture models, fire disturbance monitoring at various spatio-temporal scales.

Recently, the availability of new sensors from satellite, aerial, drone, and ground along with the free access to large archives of satellite has opened new perspective in both fire science and applications. Moreover, the most recent developments in computer technology and data processing techniques enable advanced Modelling tools and data assimilation schemes, expected to significantly support fire science and operational applications.

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