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Tracking Scotland's wildfires from space

02 August 2018

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In this summer of wildfires across Europe, breakthroughs in satellite imaging are helping scientists in Scotland better understand them in real time.

Specialists from Scottish Natural Heritage are using data from orbit to assess damage from wildfires in Skye, Torridon, Rum and Sutherland.

They are using European Space Agency's Copernicus programme, the world's biggest Earth observation mission.

Source: BBC

Image credit: Copernicus - A satellite image showing wildfires in north Sutherland

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