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Active Fire Detection


Measurement Definition*: Techniques that map active (or flaming) fires.

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InstrumentStatus/
Accuracy
Instrument DescriptionMeasurement TechnologyTimeline
CIRC
Compact InfraRed Camera
Operational
Active fire detection. Land surface temperature.n/a
HSRS (FireBIRD 1 (TET-1))
Hot Spot Recognition System (FireBIRD 1 (TET-1))
Operational
Used to collect data regarding high temperature events on Earth’s surface, including heat irregularities such as volcanoes, burning ships, industry hotspots, gas flares, chemical heat generation and smouldering fires.n/a
CWFMS
Canadian Wildland Fire Monitoring Sensor
Being developed
Measurements are: Fire Radiative Power (FRP), hotspot locations, rate of spread, burned area mapping. Data products generated: 1) Fire maps, showing location, extent, and timing of forest fire events; 2) Fire characteristics, such as fire line intensity, rate of spread and fuel consumption; 3) Plume dynamics through smoke transport maps and plume heights; 4) Mass of carbon released into atmosphere.n/a
* Description adapted from WMO.
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