With wildfires becoming a near-constant threat to lives, homes, and businesses, there is also a threat to the ecosystems and climates of the areas as well. Research is key to combating the dangers, big data is helping mitigate the wildfire disasters that are becoming more common. 

Topics covered in this article are:

  • The value of long-term research
  • Moving into the era of Big Data
  • Building a community of fire researchers
  • Future of fire research

A map of wildfire risk to communities across the United States. Photo Credit: USDA and the Forest Service.

Original article published by National Science Foundation on September 2nd, 2021



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