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Satellite remote sensing of active fires: History and current status, applications and future requirements. Wooster, M.J., Roberts, G.J., Giglio, L., Roy, D., Freeborn, P., Boschetti, L., Justice, C., Ichoku, C., Schroeder, W., Davies, D., Smith, A., Setzer, A., Csiszar, I., Strydom, T., Frost, P., Zhang, T., Xu, W., de Jong, M., Johnston, J., Ellison, L., Vadrevu, K., McCarty, J., Tanpipat, V., Schmidt, C., San-Miguel, J., Remote Sensing of Environment (2021) 267:112694.

Year: 2021

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 40490

Language: English

Series: Internal Report (GLFC - Sault Ste. Marie)

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DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2021.112694

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This study is a comprehensive summary of the origins, evolution, current and future states of satellite monitoring of actively burning wildfires. It is authored by the core team of the GOFC-GOLD Fire Implementation Team who are the international body representing global satellite fire monitoring interests under the Group on Earth Observation (GEO). As such this article is not simply a review, but also identifies past, current and future challenges related to global satellite monitoring of wildfires.