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Early warning: human detectors, drones and the race to control Australia’s extreme bushfires

On Oct 25, 2020
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For a century, humans high up in fire towers have sounded the alarm. But breakthroughs in technology may offer something more

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Early warning: human detectors, drones and the race to control Australia’s extreme bushfires

Early warning: human detectors, drones and the race to control Australia’s extreme bushfires

For a century, humans high up in fire towers have sounded the alarm. But breakthroughs in technology may offer something more

Early warning: human detectors, drones and the race to control Australia’s extreme bushfires

Early warning: human detectors, drones and the race to control Australia’s extreme bushfires

For a century, humans high up in fire towers have sounded the alarm. But breakthroughs in technology may offer something more

The facts about bushfires and climate change

The facts about bushfires and climate change

The catastrophic fire conditions in NSW and Queensland are not normal. Climate change is making these bushfire threats worse. Take a look at the facts to decide for yourself.

Trump proposes rolling back environmental impact law

Trump proposes rolling back environmental impact law

US president Donald Trump has proposed significant changes to a longstanding law that forces developers to assess the environmental impact of major infrastructure projects before starting ...

Australia’s Fire Season Ends, and Researchers Look to the Next One

Australia’s Fire Season Ends, and Researchers Look to the Next One

With its otherworldly conditions, Australia has become a testing ground for fire-prediction technology.

How climate change influenced Australia's unprecedented fires

How climate change influenced Australia's unprecedented fires

The climate factors contributing to Australia's bushfires are strikingly similar to those at play in California.

Long Shaped By Fire, Australia Enters a Perilous New Era

Long Shaped By Fire, Australia Enters a Perilous New Era

Australia has always been a dry continent where fire has played an important ecological role. But the latest massive conflagrations there are evidence that a hotter climate has thrust ...

Here’s how climate change may make Australia’s wildfires more common

Here’s how climate change may make Australia’s wildfires more common

An El Niño–like ocean-atmosphere weather pattern called the Indian Ocean dipole helped fuel extremely dry conditions in Australia.

Looking at Wildfires (and more…) – An Introduction

Looking at Wildfires (and more…) – An Introduction

A small introduction into wildfires and how to create wildfire (and other) satellite images using mostly the EO Browser and tools like GIMP and Photoshop.

Grasslands may be more reliable carbon sinks than forests in California

Grasslands may be more reliable carbon sinks than forests in California

Using a set of modeling experiments, we show that California grasslands are a more resilient C sink than forests in response to 21st century changes in climate, with implications for ...

Foreign media rips into Australia over causes behind bushfire crisis

Foreign media rips into Australia over causes behind bushfire crisis

The rest of the world is still transfixed by Australia’s bushfire crisis.

'We're drying the fuels': How climate change is making wildfires worse in the West

'We're drying the fuels': How climate change is making wildfires worse in the West

Some of the largest fires in history have been ravaging the West. Hot, dry conditions have fueled the blazes, and climate change is playing a role.

Through Smoke and Fire, NASA Searches for Answers

Through Smoke and Fire, NASA Searches for Answers

[On Dec. 5, 2017, the Multi Spectral Imager on the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 satellite captured the data for a false-color image of the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California. ...