Forest Fire Intensity Monitoring Using the Himawari Weather Satellite―Taking Liaoning Forest Fires as Examples

Jinwen Wu, Yushu Zhang, Longyu Sun, Ruipeng Ji, Wenying Yu, Rui Feng, J.Y. Liu, Z.B. Xu, D.Q. Chen
2019 E3S Web of Conferences  
Almost all forest fires in Liaoning were caused by the act of men. Between 15:00-19:00, which is when the frequencies of human activities and the occurrence of fire peak, Liaoning is out of the path of the polar-orbiting satellites, making these 4 hours the blind spot domain in fire-incidence monitoring. At the same time, the trend of fire accidents changed quickly under the influence of local meteorological conditions, leading to the demand for a higher temporal resolution. Therefore, there is
more » ... Therefore, there is an urgent need to utilize the Himawari satellite in the forest fire intensity monitoring so as to compensate for the drawbacks of the polar-orbiting satellites. By improving the forest fire identification model of the Himawari-8 satellite, a forest fire monitoring done every ten minutes was realized , thereby enhancing the effectiveness of fire monitoring and rescue within a given period of time.
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/201913101088 fatcat:wdgwfd276bchjla5sagyk5uzbm