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Copernicus Sentinel-1 delivers change maps for wildfires

11 February 2020

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A recent study was carried out comparing NASA's FIRMS data with Copernicus Sentinel data, resulting in Copernicus Sentinel-1 data particularly detecting wildfires in Australia.

Dietrich Heintz, a researcher and CEO from the Swiss company Cropix has demonstrated how Copernicus Sentinel-1 data are exceptionally useful in delivering change maps of wildfires, taking into account the case of Australia's recent wildfires.

Part of NASA's Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE), the Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) distributes Near Real-Time (NRT) active fire data within three hours of satellite observation, from both the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS).

Source: Sentinel Online

Image credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)/processed by Cropix - Change of Copernicus Sentinel-1 ESVI

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