Firefighters fighting Wildfire
Cullen looked at satellite data to track fire simultaneity over 32 years and found that wildfires in the United States have become bigger and more frequent, while fire seasons have lengthened in many areas. As states and cities tend to share firefighting resources, such as manpower, water tankers and helicopters to help them stand down their fiery foe, understanding regional fire danger and conditions is essential if people on the ground are to adopt regionally-appropriate fire suppression and prevention approaches. Read more.