Active Fire Detection for Fire Emergency Management: Potential and Limitations for the Operational Use of Remote Sensing

  title={Active Fire Detection for Fire Emergency Management: Potential and Limitations for the Operational Use of Remote Sensing},
  author={Jes{\'u}s San-Miguel-Ayanz and Nicolas Ravail},
  journal={Natural Hazards},
The use of the mid-infrared and thermal bands of sensors on board airborne platforms and satellites permits the detection of active fires on the Earth’s surface. This application has been available to the fire-fighting community for many years. However, limitations in the fire detection capabilities of the sensors and/or the lack of adequate re-visit frequency have prevented the use of these systems for operational forest fire-fighting. In addition to mobile systems, remote sensors positioned… 
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