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Yes, it's rocket science: Australia needs eyes in space to monitor our tinderbox landscape

By Marta Yebra, Associate professor, Australian National University
James Gilbert, Lead Engineer, Australian National University
Nicolas Younes, Postdoctoral research fellow, Australian National University
Rob Sharp, Professor, Australian National University
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As climate change worsens, bushfires are likely to become more intense and frequent. We must find new ways of managing bushfires to prevent catastrophic events altogether.

Satellite data can help in this task. It helps us identify where and when vegetation such as grass and leaves forms a continuous swath of fuel dry enough for a catastrophicThe Conversation


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