Fire detection using the NOAA-series satellites
Document Type: Book
Author(s): M. Matson; S. A. Schneider; B. Aldridge; B. Satchwell
Publication Year: 1984

Cataloging Information

  • agriculture
  • Arizona
  • coastal forests
  • coastal plain
  • computer programs
  • experimental fires
  • fire danger rating
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • hardwood forests
  • heat
  • Idaho
  • lightning
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Piedmont
  • pine forests
  • remote sensing
  • season of fire
  • slash
  • smoke behavior
  • smoke effects
  • smoke management
  • statistical analysis
  • temperature
  • Texas
  • tundra
  • Utah
  • Washington
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38727
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13337
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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This report discusses the potential usefulness of thermal infrared sensors onboard NOAA polar-orbiting satelites for detecting fires. In particular, the 3.8-micron channel is sensitive to high temperature sources such as fires. This paper will demonstrate how the 3.8-micron channel may provide an efficient, economical means of detecting and monitoring range, forest, and tundra fires.

Matson, M., S. A. Schneider, B. Aldridge, and B. Satchwell. 1984. Fire detection using the NOAA-series satellites. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 7. Washington, D.C., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satelite, Data, and Information Service [NESDIS], National Weather Service.