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Unmanned Aircraft Bolster WILDFIRE RESPONSE


July 19, 2012

Unmanned Aircraft Bolster Wildfire Response

Unprecedented property loss from wildfires in Colorado and the western United States underscores the importance of emerging multipurpose unmanned aircraft systems for rapid disturbance mapping. By Thomas Zajkowski, a remote sensing specialist with the U.S. Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center (, Salt Lake City, Utah. According to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, the