Earth  ID: 14108

GOES Satellites Wildfire Detection and Monitoring

GOES-18 will provide critical data for identifying and tracking environmental hazards of particular concern to the western U.S. GOES-18 will locate wildfire hot spots, detect changes in fire behavior, predict the motion of fires, estimate a fire’s intensity, and monitor smoke output and air quality effects from smoke. GOES-18 can identify the lightning strikes most likely to ignite fires and characterize pyrocumulonimbus clouds that threaten the safety of firefighters.
 

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https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/next-generation/goes-t-launch


Credits

Liz Wilk (KBRwyle): Lead Producer
Michelle Smith (NOAA): Lead Project Support
John Bateman (NOAA): Lead Narrator
John Bateman (NOAA): Public Affairs Officer
John Leslie (NOAA): Public Affairs Officer
Dan Lindsey (NOAA): Interviewee
Heath Hockenberry (NOAA): Interviewee
Sean Triplett (USFS): Interviewee
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, NOAA's NESDIS. Additional footage from Lockheed Martin, CALFIRE_Official/flickr, National Interacgency Fire Center, and CALFIRE_Official/Alaska Fire Service/flickr

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Mission:
GOES-R

Keywords:
SVS >> Fire Management
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Fires
SVS >> GOES
SVS >> NOAA
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> GOES-R
SVS >> GOES-T

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0