Researchers at UW–Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center are delivering up-to-the minute satellite data to NASA to assist efforts tracking and monitoring wildfires.
More than 430,000 cell network transceivers covering approximately 85 million people are in areas the U.S. Forest Service considers at moderate or high wildfire risk.
In a video, Professor Monica Turner and her research team and colleagues explore how the patterns of fire and recovery are changing, particularly as the climate warms and drought becomes more common.
The spring prescribed fire season is underway at the UW–Madison Arboretum and the campus’s Lakeshore Nature Preserve, and several fires are planned for Wednesday, March 28.
Researchers say forest managers may want to consider promoting this natural variability to help protect forests from the insects.
“It’s not only western forests where these things matter, where disturbances and changing environments shape regional landscapes,” says Wisconsin researcher Monica Turner.
A small electrical fire caused the evacuation of Chamberlin Hall Friday afternoon at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.