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Firewatch: Fire landscapes from air and space

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Christine Waigl (left) and Jennifer Delamere (right)
Christine Waigl and Jennifer Delamere
Postdoctoral Researcher (Waigl), Research Associate Professor (Delamere)

Many of Alaska's forest and tundra landscapes are fire-prone, as residents can observe during each warm and dry summer. Alaska scientists and fire managers use satellite imagery and aerial photography to better understand the conditions that lead to wildfire outbreaks and to keep local communities safe. Ultimately, this understanding helps fire managers plan for the future in a changing climate. Join us for an unparalleled view of Alaska from above and discover how scientists use remote sensing imagery to measure burnable vegetation, detect and transmit data on active fires to managers on the ground, and monitor the landscape after the blaze has passed.