Burn Severity

UN-SPIDER webinar showcases methods to map burn severity after forest fire

Fire burning in northern New Mexico captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 in June 2013. Image: NASA.

At the end of April and the beginning of May 2020, Peten, the northern province or department of Guatemala, experienced severe forest fires that forced Guatemala’s National Coordinating Agency for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) to request the activation of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters to map the geographical extent of the fires.

Publishing Date: 

Mon, 08/06/2020 - 12:33


Fire Mapping Tool (FMT)

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.

Publishing Date: 

Thu, 27/04/2017 - 12:19

Step by Step: Downloading R and R-Studio

This step by step was created to guide users to download R and R-Studio.

1. Download R

The application, R, works by using your personal computer resources to process R programming language. Therefore, in order to work with R-Studio, R needs to be downloaded. R-Studio integrates with R as an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to provide further functionality. R-Studio combines a source code editor, built-in automation tools, and a debugger.


Step by Step: Downloading data for the Recommended Practice for Burn Severity

This step by step procedure was developed to instruct how to download the data used for the Recommended Practive for Burn Severity assessment.


Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR)

Fire Intensity versus Burn Severity


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