INPE-DSA Fire product (NOAA 12), 28 June 2001 (Source: INPE-DSA)
The Center for Weather Forecasts and Climate Studies (CPTEC) – of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) is the gateway of Brazil to high quality meteorological forecasts. The computer system receives information derived from Meteosat and GOES satellites, meteorological observational data from GTS Network of the WMO (World Meteorological Organization) and from the Brazilian Network which is under the responsability of INMET (Ministry of Agriculture). Aditional information comes from the DEPV (Air Force), DHN (Navy), state meteorological centers and from other international centers. The Brazilian satellite (SCD-1) collects important environmental data and information for the meteorological research at INPE. For further infomation see CPTEC/ INPE, “fire risk”.
Observed fire risk map: 28 June (left) and predicted fire risk maps for Brazil: 29 and 30 June 2001 For real-time fire-weather forecast: see: special meteorological bulletin (in Brazilian-Portuguese) for the Deforestation Arc (states of Acre, Rondônia, South of Amazonas, North of Mato Grosso, Southeast of Pará, Central and Northern Tocantins, and East of Maranhão) (Source: CPTEC).
Biomass Burning Monitoring Team of the University of Wisconsin-Madison At the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) the biomass burning monitoring team is using the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) to detect and monitor fires and smoke associated with wildfires, prescribed burns, deforestation and other agricultural applications throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Settlement and deforestation surrounding the Brazilian town of Rio Branco are seen here in the striking herringbone deforestation patterns that cut through the rainforest. The large overview image was acquired by the Multi-angleImaging SpectroRadiometers vertical-viewing (nadir) camera on 28 July 2000. A plume of smoke is visible north of the Rio Branco road. The two higher-resolution inset images were acquired eleven months apart and highlight a settled area north of the town of Rio Branco. In the later image, more haze is present, possibly due to smoke from fires on that day.