INPE-DSA Fire product (NOAA 12), 23 August 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: 22 August (left) and predicted fire risk maps for Brazil: 23 and 24 August 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.
This true-color image of “Deforestation and fires in Para, Brazil ” was acquired by Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on 15 August 2001. The area shown is part of the Brazilian state of Pará.
For description and details see: Source: Nasa´s Earthobservatory (Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC)
High-temperature events representing vegetation fires are regularly monitored by the National Commission for Space Activities (Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales – CONAE).
Most recent fire map of Argentina (20 August 2001) based on NOAA images. Source: Website CONAE on which the last 20 images are available by selecting first a date of Las últimas 20 imágenes and then click on Oprima aqui para ver la imagen seleccionada
CONAE provides the following additional products for Argentina.
Select: * Current sire situation synthesis (Una sintesis de situación) * A number of LANDSAT images of very high quality (Imágenes LANDSAT) * Soil moisture (Humedad del suelo) * List of detailed information of past fire events (Registro de las actualizaciones)
Vegetation fires in Argentina occur in a broad range of different ecosystems. For fire background information see: Pre-publication of the Argentina Country Report “Forest Fire Situation in Argentina“ (from FAO Forest Resources Assessment 2000, Global Forest Fire Assessment 1990-2000).
For historic remotely sensed images see the GFMC archive: