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New wildfire early warning system could prevent spring blazes

27 Oct 2017, UBC

Researchers have developed a new early warning system to predict when and where human-caused wildfires are most likely to occur. It is done by using satellite images of vegetation to track the moisture in fuel sources like leaves. The system could be a cost-effective tool for wildfire managers to help them determine where they should deploy firefighting resources.


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