Fire forecasting system to save forests around Baikal

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    The Russian Foundation for Basic Research has recently supported a project of Tomsk Polytechnic University on the design of a geoinformation system to forecast wildfires caused by humans in the Baikal Lake basin. For three years TPU scientists together with their colleagues from Saint Petersburg, Ulan-Ude and Gorno-Altaysk will try to solve the most complicated task, i.e. to develop methods for assessing and forecasting anthropogenic loads on forests in the lake area, as well as to design a prototype geoinformation system for forecasting fires which might be used, for example, by airborne protection and forestry departments.

    Period8 Nov 2017

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