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Escaping Wildfires

escape route mapEvery year, tens of thousands of wildland firefighters risk their lives to save timber, forests and property from destruction. Geography Ph.D. candidate, Michael Campbell and professor of geography, Philip Dennison, are mapping escape routes for wildland fire fighters from an aerial perspective. Currently, firefighters make escape decisions on the ground, using expert knowledge of fire behavior and assessing their ability to traverse a landscape, but this new technology provides an extra margin of safety for firefighters. Read more and view their published findings.

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Last Updated: 10/2/17