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Copernicus Sentinels work together to monitor wildfires
15 June 2018
Dry, warm weather has sparked wildfires over Siberia this spring. After a limited surge in April, the countryside has lit up majorly in May. But why is this happening and how can the Sentinel satellites help?
The northern part of the world is warming faster than the planet as a whole, with heat drying out forests and making them more prone to burn.
Image credit: modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)/ processed by SRON - Sentinel-5P traces gas emissions