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17 11, 2016

Mapping the Early November 2016 Bushfire Burnt Areas in Sydney-Newcastle Region, with Sentinel-2 Satellite Imagery

November 17th, 2016|Australia, Bushfire, Earth Observation, Image Analysis, Major Events, Sentinel-2|

The 2016-2017 bushfire season in New South Wales started early. In early November (the last month of spring in Australia), three large bushfires broke out near populated areas and drew much attention: The fire near Cranebrook and Llandilo, Western Sydney The fire near Cessnock, Hunter Valley The fire near Karuah, ~35 km north of [...]

1 04, 2016

Innovative Earth Observation Image Analysis for Wildfires and Flooding: Two U.S. Examples

April 1st, 2016|Bushfire, Earth Observation, Flood, Image Analysis, Landsat, Major Events, USA, Wildfire|

Modern Earth Observation satellites are often equipped with special sensors that are capable of measuring the reflectance of ground features at short-wave infrared (SWIR) wavelengths. Most SWIR images currently in use are from the following four major satellites: Sentinel-2 (ESA, 20m resolution for SWIR bands) Landsat-8 and Landsat-7 (NASA & USGS, 30m resolution for SWIR bands) ASTER [...]

8 03, 2016

Major Bushfires in Australia in 2015-2016 Summer: Before and After Satellite Imagery

March 8th, 2016|Australia, Bushfire, Climate Change, Earth Observation, Image Analysis, Landsat, Major Events, Wildfire|

8 March 2016 (We thank the Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC - for promoting this for the general public. Twitter, ABC website) Extreme temperatures, frequent heatwaves and prolonged drought (link), enhanced by one of the most powerful El Niño events, have once again caused many bushfires in Australia in 2015-2016 summer season. Major damaging bushfires (grass fires and forest fires) [...]