Mandel to present at AGU

Published: Oct. 18, 2018

Jan Mandel, Professor in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, will be presenting at the upcoming AGU Fall Meeting, December 10-14, in Washington DC, "Retrieving Fire Perimeters and Ignition Points of Large Wildfires from Satellite Observations." He will discuss a method that automatically makes a continuous map of wildland fire progression from scattered and incomplete satellite detections. Such maps are then used to initialize forecasts of the fire propagation and the smoke dispersion. The same method can be applied to historical fire events to study smoke dispersion and air quality impacts of wildland fires.