Forest Fires

NASA shows Indochina and Central Africa covered in fires

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NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite’s VIIRS instrument (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) collected natural-color images from Central Africa and Indochina, where farmers prepare their land for seasonal planting by deliberately setting fire.

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Forest fires in Chile, the International Charter has been activated

Forest fires in Chile. Image courtesy of NASA.

A state of emergency has been declared on 26 January 2017 in south-central Chile due to the worst forest fires that the region has experienced in its modern history. The fires began in mid-January and spread quickly because of this year’s especially hot and dry summer in South America.

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CONAE assessing the extent of forest fires in Argentina

Hotspots related to the forest fires in January 2017.   Courtesy of CONAE.

Argentina’s National Commission on Space Activities (CONAE) is contributing to the assessment of the forest fires in the Rio Negro, La Pampa and Buenos Aires provinces in Argentina.  Researchers at the Unit for National Emergencies (CAEARTE) in the Teofilo Tabanera Space Centre of CONAE in Cordoba are generating maps depicting those regions affected by the forest fires.  The forest fires began at the end of December 2016.  The MODIS

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NASA researchers assess the connection between wildfires and drought in Africa

Agricultural fires near the Niger River delta. Courtesy of NASA.

Researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, United States, have been investigating the connection between wild fires and droughts in sub-Saharan Africa using satellite data from NASA’s NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer and the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission.

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Charter activated for forest fires in Argentina

Charter activated for forest fires in Argentina

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated on 5 January 2017 at the request of the National Civil Protection Secretariat of Argentina (SIFEM) due to wild fires in Buenos Aires, the Central province of Pampa and the southern province of Rio Negro.

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Booklet on Forest Fires by LAPAN

LAPAN booklet on forest fires

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Detecting forest fires with satellites (MODIS and VIIRS)

VIIRS detecting a forest fire in Wyoming, United States (courtesy NASA)

Since several years ago, satellites have been used to detect fires. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor onboard NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites has been used to scan the Earth’s surface for fires on a daily basis for almost 15 years.

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10th EARSeL Forest Fire Special Interest Group Workshop - Limassol, Cyprus

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Data Application of the Month: Forest Fires

Around 330-431M ha around the world is affected by forest fire every year (cf. Giglio et al. 2010).  Forest fire is a natural

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Algerian Alsat-2A to determine the impact of forest fires

Image of the areas affected by forest fires captured by Alsat-2A (Image: ASAL

The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL), Regional Support Office of UN-SPIDER, has monitored the forest fires occurred during July thanks to its satellite Alsat-2A. It has helped to evaluate the impact over the affected region.

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