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When wildfire damage threatens humans, Landsat provides answers

July 12, 2016

A wildfire’s devastation of forest and rangeland seldom ends when the last embers die. In the western United States, rain on a scorched mountainside can turn ash into mudslides. Debris flows unleashed by rainstorms can put nearby homes into harm’s way and send people scrambling for safety. The infrared capabilities of Landsat satellite imagery provide vita information about potential dangers after a wildfire.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2016
Title When wildfire damage threatens humans, Landsat provides answers
DOI 10.3133/fs20163044
Authors Steven Young
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2016-3044
Index ID fs20163044
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center

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