Satellite and aircraft teams help manage wildfires
Today’s Video of the Day from NASA describes how data from satellites and aircraft can help locate and manage wildfires from overhead.
Each wildfire season, a collaboration between the U.S. Forest Service aircraft teams and satellite teams from NASA and NOAA collects valuable information for fire management that cannot be obtained from the ground.
Airborne teams help identify a fire’s perimeter and sometimes map multiple fires in one night.
Satellites provide a global view of active fires, identifying them soon after they start.
Observations from the air help responders prioritize where firefighters and other resources should be sent.
Video Credit: NASA