Celia Gouveia (IPMA) - Monitoring wildfires

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WMO Satellite Skills

Celia Gouveia shows the importance of monitoring the fire risk for preventive measures, as well as impact  assessment.


LSA-SAF generates a large set of products for land surface characterization derived from SEVIRI on board Meteosat Second Generation (MSG). The availability of such datasets in Near Real Time (NRT) allows a continuous monitoring of the situation before, during and after wildfire. The monitoring of the situation during the fire season relies on the fire risk mask (FRM) disseminated daily and with 5 days in advance. The severity of the occurred events is assessed by means of Fire Radiative Power. Post fire conditions over burned areas and the assessment of the impact of fire events on vegetation regeneration is assessed by means vegetation products.

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