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The Cost-Effectiveness of Satellite Earth Observations to Inform a Post-Wildfire Response

This study demonstrates the cost-effectiveness of using satellite imagery to assess burned areas and prioritize response measures after a wildfire; it shows that, by using Landsat imagery, federal agencies can save up to $7.7 million per year in post-fire costs.

Working Paper (19-16) by Richard Bernknopf, Yusuke Kuwayama, Reily Gibson, Jessica Blakely, Bethany Mabee, T.J. Clifford, Brad Quayle, Justin Epting, Terry Hardy, and David Goodrich — July 11, 2019

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