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Development of the User Requirements for the Canadian WildFireSat Satellite Mission

Joshua M. Johnston, Natasha Jackson, Colin McFayden, Linh Ngo Phong, Brian Lawrence, Didier Davignon, Martin J. Wooster, Helena van Mierlo, Dan K. Thompson, Alan S. Cantin, Daniel Johnston, Lynn M. Johnston (+3 others)
2020 Sensors  
In 2019 the Canadian Space Agency initiated development of a dedicated wildfire monitoring satellite (WildFireSat) mission.  ...  These FMFs are then used to define the User Requirements for the Canadian Wildland Fire Monitoring System (CWFMS) which are refined here for the WildFireSat mission.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank the WildFireSat User and Science Team for their ongoing support and guidance for the mission, as well as Den Boychuk and Jordan Evens for their insightful  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20185081 pmid:32906725 fatcat:4q6mrloekrb3betafr4icxl7q4

Current and near-term advances in Earth observation for ecological applications

Susan L. Ustin, Elizabeth M. Middleton
2021 Ecological Processes  
AbstractThere is an unprecedented array of new satellite technologies with capabilities for advancing our understanding of ecological processes and the changing composition of the Earth's biosphere at  ...  planned for launch in this decade.  ...  Acknowledgements Thanks to all the space agencies and their governments for making satellite data widely available through their "free and open" data policies.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13717-020-00255-4 pmid:33425642 pmcid:PMC7779249 fatcat:tojcb7xw3reajgwgci46zsuqk4

Geocorrection of Airborne Mid-Wave Infrared Imagery for Mapping Wildfires without GPS or IMU

Gabriela Ifimov, Tomas Naprstek, Joshua M Johnston, Juan Pablo Arroyo-Mora, George Leblanc, Madeline D Lee
2021 Sensors  
The second step involves the georeferencing of the imagery using pseudo-ground control points to a fixed coordinate systems.  ...  However, it suffered multiple position-based equipment issues, thus requiring a non-standard geocorrection methodology.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21093047 pmid:33925366 fatcat:ubtioyf2xbhgfehmrfqraa27um