Jack Dostalek and Hiro Gosden provided training on the RAMSDIS systems delivered to two locations in Brazil, Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis (IBAMA, or Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources) in Brasilia, and Centro de Previsão de Tempo e Estudos Climáticos (CPTEC, or Center for Weather Forecasts and Climate Studies) in São José dos Campos. The overall training went well and the scientists picked up on the material relatively fast. Short term troubleshooting and programming support will be provided until on site proficiency in RAMSDIS usage is obtained.
Software modifications were made to the fire detection routine loaded on two RAMSDIS systems sent to Brazil. Changes included day/night determination by solar zenith angle instead of fixed times, as well as the capability of displaying the detected fires on different background images.
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