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VAWS: The NOAA VIIRS Active Fire Product

April 20, 2022 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm AKDT

Speaker: Ivan Csiszar, NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research

The Visible Infrared Imaging Spectroradiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on board the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) series provides high quality radiometric measurements to enable detection and characterization of active fires. The current primary baseline NOAA operational product includes fire detection and fire radiative power (FRP) at 375m nadir resolution. VIIRS active fire data are generated globally by NOAA’s ground system and the algorithm is also available to process direct broadcast data. The product has been used to detect and monitor fire occurrence, and to serve as input to various fire-related modeling applications. This seminar will include a summary of algorithm principles, the history of the evolution of the product, current status and plans for future improvements, and examples of key applications.

The Virtual Alaska Weather Symposium (VAWS) is a collaboration between ACCAP, the Geographic Information Network of Alaska, and the NOAA National Weather Service. We present cutting-edge technologies in satellite remote sensing, forecasting, and modeling to a statewide audience through this webinar series.

If you have questions about the presentations, please email satellite@gina.alaska.edu.

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