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UN-SPIDER publishes novel Recommended Practice to assess burn severity following wildfires

Burn Severity Map obtained from NBR showing the aftermath of the January 2017 wildfire in the town of Empedrado, situated in the Maule region of Chile

UN-SPIDER has recently developed a novel recommended practice to help contribute in the assessment of areas affected by wildfires. The innovative methodology was cultivated by members of the UN-SPIDER Bonn team, and seeks to assist in both combating and monitoring wildfire incidents by examining post-fire burn severity images.

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Thu, 27/04/2017 - 12:19

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Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR)

Fire Intensity versus Burn Severity

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Erskine Fire Affecting California

Satellite image Erskine Fire. NASA Earth Observatory, image courtesy of Jesse Allen, using VIIRS day-night band data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership

A wildfire called Erskine started on 23 June 2016 in California due to an unknown cause. It burnt 18,368 hectares of forest and 250 structures in the southwest of the United-States, causing the death of two people.

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Wed, 29/06/2016 - 13:02

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University of Arkansas: Developing a decision support system for mudslide risk

NASA satellites captures images of the California wildfires

USD 1.14 million in funding was granted to the University of Arkansas in order to create a decision support system for assessing areas at risk for mudslides or rock falls caused by the effects of wildfires. The system will be based on remote-sensing technologies.

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6th International Wildland Fire Conference scheduled for October 2015

The participants of IWFC 2015 will discuss historic and future relationships

The Korea Forest Service will join forces with Gangwon province to hold the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC 2015) in October 2015, in Pyeongchang, Korea, in an effort to exchange views on wildland fire related international issues.

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Forecasting wildfire behaviour with WIFIRE

A map showing locations that experienced wildfires greater than 250 acres, from

A new instrument to fight the exponential increase of wildfires, WIFIRE, is currently being prepared in California, USA.

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Tue, 19/08/2014 - 11:17

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Indonesia: Aqua and Terra satellites locate nearly 530 fire hotspots in Sumatra

Satellite images help detect fires in Indonesia

NASA’s satellites detected over 500 hotspots of forest, plantation and peatland fires across the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. In Riau Province alone, the authorities located over 380 hotspots through satellite imagery from NASA's Terra and Aqua missions.

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Tue, 25/02/2014 - 14:10

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Report: Natural hazards in the USA in 2013

Satellite picture of the wild fire and Yosemite National Park.

A report released by CoreLogic, a US private analysis company, is offering a summary of the most significant disasters that struck the United States in 2013 and an analysis of the potential risks and changes in natural hazards that are expected in 2014 with regards to

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Mon, 06/01/2014 - 11:35

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American Geophysical Union (AGU) Chapman Conference 2013 on post-Wildfire

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The overall goal of the conference is (1) to address the priority research issues, and (2) to synthesize existing empirical data in a quantitative manner that will improve or provide additional model components designed to further post-wildfire research and assist the fire-effects community and land managers in the decision-making process.

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25/08/2013 to 30/08/2013

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YMCA Camp of the Rockies – Estes Park Center

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Colorado

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Myanmar Fire Service Department

Fire is the most frequent disaster in Myanmar as on average approximately 900 cases are reported every year in Myanmar. The Fire Services Department under Ministry of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement is responsible for fire precaution, fire

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