New mapping system set to predict severity of bushfire season from space

Tuesday 12 September 2017
A Warm and dry winter is the major contributor to summer bushfire risk (Dean Lewins: AAP)

As the bulk of eastern and southern Australia braces for elevated fire risk this summer, a satellite monitoring system is being developed to help predict and mitigate their impact.

Australia's warmest winter on record has combined with the ninth driest winter on record to produce the increased bushfire threat.

Australian National University researcher Dr Marta Yebra is working on a space-based system to predict moisture content in forests.

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