J17.1 Crossing the Goal Line: New Multispectral Imagery Used by Alaska Fire Service during the 2017 Wildfire Season

Monday, 8 January 2018: 3:15 PM
Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Eric Stevens, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

In 2017, the Alaska Fire Service (AFS) used two new multispectral products based on imagery from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) as generated and delivered in near real time by the Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA) which receives data from the Suomi National Polar Partnership (S-NPP) satellite via direct broadcast. These products, the Fire Temperature RGB and the Natural Fire Color RGB, are generated at GINA in collaboration with staff at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA). These two products will be described, with emphasis on how they are intended to be useful to the wildfire community. Feedback from AFS staff will also be shared, and plans for Alaska’s upcoming wildfire season in 2018 will be described.
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