A wildfire’s devastation of forest and rangeland seldom ends when the last embers die. In the western United States, rain on a scorched mountainside can turn ash into mudslides. Debris flows unleashed by rainstorms can put nearby homes into harm’s way and send people scrambling for safety. The infrared capabilities of Landsat satellite imagery provide vita information about potential dangers after a wildfire.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, When wildfire damage threatens humans, Landsat provides answers (ver. 1.1, September 2019): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3044, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20163044.
ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)
ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||When wildfire damage threatens humans, Landsat provides answers|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Edition||Version 1.0: July 12, 2016; Version 1.1 September 18, 2019|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|