Fires burn over a third more land than estimated

Mongabay: Scientists currently detect fires around the world using moderate resolution satellite imagery, however a new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research finds that this tool misses many of the world's smaller fires, which add up. "Accounting for small fires increased total burned area by approximately by 35 percent, from 345 million hectares/year to 464 million hectares/year," the scientists write. They employed satellite thermal imaging to catch fires and burn scars that normal satellite images......

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