Fire Lab Hosts Interns from Germany

Submitted by fl_admin on Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:34

Since mid-October (2016), the Fire Modeling Institute at the Missoula Fire Lab has been hosting two student interns from Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich, Germany. FMI Spatial Fire Analyst Greg Dillon arranged for Luzie Scheinpflug and Johannes (Jonny) Heisig to come to the lab on internships through the FS International Visitor Program. Both are nearing the completion of their undergraduate studies in Geography and have used their internships to develop skills in spatial analysis and visualization techniques. They also spent time working with FFS scientists. Luzie worked with FFS Research Ecologist Matt Jolly to explore spatial and temporal trends in climatology and firerelated weather patterns in Europe. Jonny worked on automated mapping of burned areas from VIIRS satellite heat detections and updating FMI’s wildfire hazard potential map. Both interns worked with FFS Physical Scientist Faith Ann Heinsch to develop ArcGIS Online story maps to communicate FFS science to the public.