Automatic Forest Fire Detection and Monitoring Techniques: A Survey

  • Vinay Chowdary
  • Mukul Kumar Gupta
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 624)


Natural disasters have always been mankind’s constant companion since time immemorial. Forest fire is one such disaster which when occurs at large scale not only destroys the flora, fauna, vegetation of the forest but also puts the life of human being and animals at a very high risk. In the recent past years, managing this type of crisis, viz., a large scale fire has become a very difficult and challenging task. Things that are common in most of the forest fire that occur at large scale are loss of life (human or animal), loss of vegetation, loss of flora and fauna, and communication failure. Therefore, a comprehensive survey on the existing forest fire detection and monitoring mechanisms is highly desired. This article is aimed at providing a birds eye view of these existing detection and monitoring mechanisms for forest fires.


Forest fire detection Monitoring Wireless sensor networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UPESDehradunIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electronics, Instrumentation and Control EngineeringUniversity of Petroleum and Energy StudiesDehradunIndia

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