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Copernicus Sentinels work together to monitor wildfires

15 June 2018

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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.

Source: ESA

Image credit: modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)/ processed by SRON - Sentinel-5P traces gas emissions

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