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Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute

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Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute

The Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute is the only Federal research group in the United States dedicated to the development and dissemination of knowledge needed to improve management of wilderness, parks, and similarly protected areas.
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Exploiting remotely sensed data

The goal of this study was to better understand fire behavior and effects using remotely sensed data. The methods we developed provide a viable option for producing day-of-burning data where agency-generated fire progression maps are of poor quality or unavailable.
Map of fire regimes

Mapping fire regimes in the western US

A fire regime is often described as the frequency and severity of wildfires in a given area or ecosystem. Forest managers and policy makers are increasingly interested in knowing how these fire regime characteristics (fire frequency and severity) will change under a future climate.
Map of fire progression

Remotely sensed data helps to map daily progression of wildfires

Scientists with the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute developed a new technique using an existing remotely sensed dataset to map the daily progression of fires. This technique provides new opportunities for studying the influence of weather on fire behavior and fire effects.
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The Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute is the only Federal research group in the United States dedicated to the development and dissemination of knowledge needed to improve management of wilderness, parks, and similarly protected areas.