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January 7, 2020

Hyperspectral imaging of Alaskan forests for fire research

Researchers with the Alaska NSF EPSCoR "Fire and Ice" project are studying climate-driven changes to fires in the northern boreal forest. One key research technique they are using is airborne hyperspectral imaging, which enables researchers to detect the different types of vegetation that serve as fire fuels with greater accuracy that satellite remote sensing. This video details how hyperspectral imaging works and how it is being used to better sense fire fuels in the Alaskan landscape. Learn more at:

Credit: Cassidy Phillips and Naomi Hutchquist/Alaska NSF EPSCoR

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