Introducing the GOES-EFD algorithm Version 0.4 focusing on rapid wildfire detection for early warning applications.

GOES-EFD detects new ignitions earlier than operational WF-ABBA algorithm and with fewer false alarms

Some incidents were detected before reports by the public

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Koltunov, A., S.L. Ustin, B. Quayle, B. Schwind, V.G. Ambrosia, and W. Li (2016)  “The development and first validation of the GOES Early Fire Detection (GOES-EFD) algorithm”. Remote Sensing of Environment, 184, 436–453.