INPE-DSA Fire product (NOAA 12), 13 December 2000 (Source: INPE-DSA)
Operational Significant Event Imagery (OSEI) The following significant events were identified by Satellite Analysis Branch meteorologists and reviewed by the OSEI support team:
NESDIS/OSEI NOAA-14 POES AVHRR satellite image, 12 December 2000 Numerous heat signatures (red) and clouds (light blue) are visible from fires burning in the Maranhao region of northeastern Brazil. (Source: NESDIS/OSEI)
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 enviromental data and information for the meteorological research at INPE.
Predicted fire risk maps for Brazil: 14 December 2000. 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).