Report from the three-day Remote Sensing workshop held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks from April 4-6, 2017. The interagency, international workshop was hosted by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC) with funding from the NASA Applied Sciences Program to bring sciences users and producers together to explore new opportunities for applied remote sensing research in boreal and arctic fire management.
What we hope to get out of this workshop Randi Jandt
Overview: Current Uses of Remote Sensing for Wildland Fire in High Latitudes Jenn Jenkins, Randi Jandt, Robert Ziel
A View from the Bridge: Why Alaska’s Management Agencies Need Science Bud Cribley
Remote Sensing Support to Interagency Fire Management Everett Hinkley
Introduction to the State of the Science:
S-NPP/VIIRS and Landsat-8/OLI global active fire data sets Wilfrid Schroeder
Use of New NASA Technologies for Pre-, Active, and Post-Fire Applications E. Natasha Stavros
Potential fire risk:
Can remotely sensed data (e.g., daily snow extent, others) estimate spring soil moisture and surface and subsurface fuel moisture and fuel conditions, and thus provide critical inputs for fuel moisture indices used to predict fire danger and risk?
An overview of twenty years of research at the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Canada on fuel moisture estimation using optical, thermal infrared and radar remote sensing in boreal forests in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and Alaska Brigitte LeBlon
NASA Precipitation Datasets for High-Latitude Applications George J. Huffman
Panel on Potential Fire Risk: moderated discussion of how to advance capabilities to estimate conditions associated with high fire danger. Moderator: Robert Ziel. Managers: Kristi Bulock, Jay Wattenbarger, Larry Weddle. Researchers: Dan Thompson, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Brigitte Leblon
Near Real-Time Fire Behavior:
Which remotely sensed data are best and most timely for fire detection, plume tracking of fire emissions, fire behavior modeling, mapping of flaming fronts, fire intensity, active fire perimeters, and response for ongoing fires?
Keynote on near real time fire behavior Robert Ziel
VIIRS Imagery Applications for Fire Weather Monitoring Curtis Seaman
Panel Discussion on Near Real-Time Fire Behavior: moderated discussion of how to advance capabilities in active fire applications Moderator: Jenn Jenkins. Managers: Mike Butteri, Eric Miller, Kent Slaughter. Researchers: Evan Ellicott, Tom Heinrichs, Chris Waigl
Can we improve analytical methods for remotely sensed data to assess fire severity, consumption/CO2 balance, active-layer changes, and successional trajectories of high latitude vegetation communities?
High resolution carbon emissions estimates from boreal fires Sander Veraverbeke, Elizabeth Wiggins
Assessing Boreal Forest Burn Severity using UAS-based Photogrammetric Mapping Jurjen van der Sluijs
Panel Discussion on Post-Fire Effects: moderated discussion of how to advance capabilities to assess post-fire conditions Moderator: Rachel Loehman. Managers: Lisa Saperstein, Eric Miller, Jennifer Hrobak. Researchers: Tatiana Loboda, Sander Veraverbeke, Elizabeth Hoy
Can we leverage other data collection and analysis efforts to advance our objectives?
Introduction to Alaska Fire Management:
Fire in Alaska: An Operational Perspective Heidi Strader, Randi Jandt, Jenn Jenkins, Alison York, Robert (Zeke) Ziel