Andrea Meraner (EUMETSAT)- Detecting and visualising wildfires with MTG-FCI: instrument capabilities and first case studies


Andrea Meraner talks about wildfire detection and vizualisation by using FCI data.


The Flexible Combined Imager (FCI) instrument on-board the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) satellite introduces unprecedented detection capabilities for wildfires from geostationary orbit. This presentation offers an overview of the instrument, focusing on characteristics relevant for identifying hotspots. We will then present the first case studies of wildfire and smoke observations across Europe and Africa. These examples are based on preliminary commissioning data collected during the extreme events of Summer 2023. We will explore visualisations utilising RGBs such as Fire Temperature and True Colour, leveraging the new FCI channels.

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