The Fire Urgency Estimation from Geosynchronous Orbit, or FUEGO, is a theoretical framework that uses a satellite to help with the early detection of wildfires. A satellite mounted with megapixel infrared cameras will monitor a patch of land in California 24/7 and relay its data to a geospatial information system on the ground that stores a large database of land use, rainfall, flammability and other factors related to fire urgency.
According to Carl Pennypacker, lead coordinator of the project and an astrophysicist at UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, FUEGO is significant because it is a “direct spin of science” that helps people by detecting the fire…
…Recently, researchers have moved on to testing drones, which can be deployed close to the ground and provide better image quality, which can be used to run simulation programs that predict where the fire is going, according to Pennypacker.
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