Fire Science

Fire Fuel Mapping
Fire Fuel
Fire Danger Monitoring
Fire Danger
Burn Severity Assessment
Burn Severity Mapping

Wildfires are a significant hazard in the United States, especially when they threaten human life and destroy property and natural resources. EROS scientists use satellite imagery and other types of spatial data to identify vegetation that is susceptible to fire, monitor fire danger in different habitats and regions, map fire fuels, and assess the severity of wildfires and their impact on natural systems. The goal of fire science research at EROS is to provide fire management agencies with the information they need to work effectively in calculating fire risk, preventing fires, reducing fire suppression costs, and restoring ecosystems in the aftermath of fire.

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