In an effort to enhance disaster preparedness and recovery in Bhutan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bhutan Country Office, in close collaboration with the Department of Disaster M
Sweden is not a country typically known for its summer wildfires.
GFW-Fires is a new dynamic online platform for forest monitoring and fire alert system covering Southeast Asia by providing near-real time information and high-resolution satellite images.
The summer heat in Australia brought high temperatures as well as strong winds to an already dry environment and created conditions for big fires. By yesterday almost 200,000 hectares had burned.
Agricultural burning is widespread in Africa and fires keep on breaking out in different regions.
Wildfires remain a serious problem, presenting often-dramatic impacts that can only be minimized through a smart combination of technology, political decision and willingness to accept changes.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image on 22 August 2013, of the fast-moving fire that started on 17 August in central California
Smoke plumes from fires, volcanoes, and pollution are all reaching high into the atmosphere and can therefore very easily be detected from space.
For more than a decade Earth-observing satellites have been scanning the surface of our planet searching for fires while scientists combine their space-based data to predict crucial fire behavior a
NASA satellite images regularly map active fires around the world.
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