2015 was the first year that the ARSET program began offering wildfire trainings. Beginning with an introductory webinar on remote sensing for wildfire applications, ARSET reached over 270 attendees from over 180 organizations across the world. As a follow-up, a more advanced workshop trained over 40 participants from federal, state, local, and academic organizations.
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Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory, Explosive Fires in Northern California
Fast burning wildfires broke out this week in California, forcing thousands to evacuate. So far, the fire has consumed thousands of acres of land and destroyed property.
Remote sensing can be used to monitor wildfires, classify land in its path, track smoke and ash, and monitor post-burn scars.