Berkeley Researchers Design Satellite To Track Down Wildfires

October 25, 2013

Researchers, including Berkeley Lab astrophysicist Carl Pennypacker, have proposed a satellite that would serve as an advanced orbiting fire alarm, helping the Western U.S. extinguish wildfires before they burn out of control. The scientists have designed such a satellite using state-of-the-art sensors, written analysis software to minimize false alarms, and even given it a name – the Fire Urgency Estimator in Geosynchronous Orbit (FUEGO). More>

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