Kolawole Arowoogun sits at his computer, intently reviewing what appear to be detailed paintings, shining various shades of color against his face. Some images are orange with patches of white, while others are neon green.
What Arowoogun is actually looking at are images of Earth, taken from NASA satellites orbiting the planet. Arowoogun, a master’s degree student in geosciences at Georgia State University, is studying these images because they may unlock answers to health and environmental concerns related to wildfires.
The goal for Arowoogun and his research group is to develop management strategies to mitigate the increase in wildfires occurring in the Western United States due to drought and other environmental problems.
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