BBC Radio 5 Live: Global active fire monitoring from MODIS satellite data - 28 August 2019

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    Dr Gail Millin-Chalabi - Earth Observation scientist explains the location of where MODIS detected active fires are present across the globe from 20/08/19 - 27/08/19. She explains organisations involved in the development of the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) which provides MODIS 'hotspot' data. The importance of correctly interpreting the 'hotspot' data and how not all hotspots are wildfires. The devastating impact of intense wildfires on flora and fauna around the globe and how satellite data can help inform restoration efforts thereafter using indices such as the differenced Normalised Burn Ratio (dNBR) to locate the most severely burnt areas where natural regeneration of vegetation is less likely to occur.

    Period28 Aug 2019

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    • TitleBBC Radio 5 Live - 5 Live Breakfast - Global active fire monitoring from MODIS satellite data - 28/08/19
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletBBC Radio 5 Live
      Media typeRadio
      Duration/Length/Size5 minutes
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date28/08/19
      DescriptionDr Gail Millin-Chalabi - Earth Observation scientist explains the location of where MODIS detected active fires are present across the globe from 20/08/19 - 27/08/19. She explains organisations involved in the development of the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) which provides MODIS 'hotspot' data. The importance of correctly interpreting the 'hotspot' data and how not all hotspots are wildfires. The devastating impact of intense wildfires on flora and fauna around the globe and how satellite data can help inform restoration efforts thereafter using indices such as the differenced Normalised Burn Ratio (dNBR) to locate the most severely burnt areas where natural regeneration of vegetation is less likely to occur.
      Producer/AuthorBBC
      URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0007yd4
      PersonsGail Millin-Chalabi

    Keywords

    • Hotspots
    • MODIS
    • Active fires
    • Wildfires
    • Copernicus
    • satellite technology