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Media Advisory 17-001 - Video

The NSF-supported WIFIRE initiative will better monitor, predict and mitigate wildfires.

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The WIFIRE initiative, led jointly by the University of California (UC), San Diego, and the University of Maryland and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will better monitor, predict and mitigate wildfires in the future, by merging observations, such as satellite imagery and real-time data from sensors in the field, with computational techniques like signal processing, visualization, modeling and data assimilation. WIFIRE is part of the NSF Hazards SEES program, which enhances sustainability through the use of advanced technologies and new methods.

Credit: NSF

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