Wildfire Monitoring with Next Generation Satellites

Tue, 11 Jul 2023

Recently launched and upcoming satellites, such as the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) satellite and the Metop - Second Generation (Metop-SG) will provide advanced capabilities and valuable data for monitoring fires and their impacts. This online course by EUMETSAT showcases a series of case studies and associated workflows in Jupyter notebooks for fire applications using proxy data from MTG and Metop-SG. The webinar will explore case studies focusing on fires affecting the area of Gironde, France, during the summer of 2022.

Each case study focuses on a specific past fire event to demonstrate how data from MTG and Metop-SG can be used for operational and monitoring purposes. Different stages of the fire life cycle are highlighted: pre-fire risk, active burning and smoke transport, and post-fire burnt area assessment. Each figure shown in the case study is linked to a Jupyter notebook that demonstrates how the figure was created and which proxy data was used in an instructional, step-by-step workflow.

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