Forest Fires in Canada: 18 May 1999


Forest Fires in Canada

18 May 1999

Heat signature from burning fires are recorded by OSEI on 16 May 1999.

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Fig.1. NOAA AVHRR image of fires burning and smoke plumes northwest of Big Trout Lake in Ontario, Canada, on 16 May 1999
(Source: NOAA

This fire area was burning actively two weeks ago, was partially extinguished by a storm system and has now started actively burning again.

A quick overview of the latest (current) fire situation (last update: 16 May) and all previous days can be directly accessed at the Fire Monitoring, Mapping, and Modelling (FireM3) Project website (the FireM3 project is a collaboration of the Canadian Forest Service and the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing). Through the Map Link you can access daily hotspot images. An Internet Map Server, which is like a simple GIS running on the host computer, allows you to zoom in on any fire or other area of interest and view the image and map data at full (1km) resolution. You can also click on any fire and get information about that fire.



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