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Thursday, September 12, 2013

After a Fire, Before a Flood: NASA's Landsat Directs Restoration to At-Risk Areas

After a Fire, Before a Flood: NASA's Landsat Directs Restoration to At-Risk Areas
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 09, 2013 - While the 138,000-acre Silver Fire still smoldered, forest restoration specialists were on the job. They analyzed maps created using Landsat satellite data to determine where the burn destroyed vegetation and exposed soil - and where to focus emergency restoration efforts. "The map looked like a big red blob," said Penny Luehring, the U.S. Forest Service's Burned Area Emergency Response an ... morehttp://www.spacedaily.com/reports/After_a_Fire_Before_a_Flood_NASAs_Landsat_Directs_Restoration_to_At_Risk_Areas_999.html
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