Fig.1. Hotspot overview, 22 July 1999 (Source: FireM3)
Fig.2. The satellite image shows forest fire hotspots in Saskatchewan and Alberta on 22 July 1999 in a close up view.Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management reported 26 new fires yesterday. Alberta Environmental Protection reported 17 new fires. (Source: FireM3)
The above mentioned fire situation map 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.
Vegetation fires were detected by OSEI with the NOAA-15 AVHRR HRPT satellite on 22 July 1999.
Fig.3. The image shows heat signatures and smoke plumes from areas of fire burning on both sides of the Alberta / Saskatchewan border. (source: http://www.osei.noaa.gov/).
Saskatchewan Daily Forest Fire Situation Report (10:00 AM Thursday, 22 July 1999):
This is the 10:00 AM forest fire report for THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1999. There are 61 forest fires burning in the province today. 11 fires have been extinguished in the past 24 hours. 26 new fires have been reported. Total number of fires to date this year is 460. Total to date last year was 940, FIVE year average is 487.
Regarding the INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SITUATION REPORT of 22 July 1999 following basic fire data can given for CANADA:
Number of FIRES since yesterday HECTARES burning since yesterday FIRES YEAR-TO-DATE HECTARES YEAR-TO-DATE 130 2,184 4,451 946,848
The Canadian Daily Fire Situation Reportshows further detailed information regarding the fire situation in Canada, which, however, will not be mentioned herein detail. We refer to the corresponding home page.
Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, provides a National Forest Fire Situation Report which is updated every Friday. The report contains an overview of ongoing fires, special descripttion of problem fires, Interagency Resource Mobilization, Synopsis and Prognosis, and the following regularly updated graphs:
Number of Fires by province
Area Burned by province
Weekly Fire Occurrence
Weekly Area Burned
Seasonal Fire Occurrence
Seasonal Area Burned
Interagency Resource Mobilization
Number of Agencies Mobilized
Weekly Satellite Hot-Spots
Seasonal Satellite Hot-Spots
Regular updates on the currently ongoing International Crown Fire Modelling Experiment in the Northwest Territories (the experimental site is located 40 km northeast of Fort Providence 61.6° N, 117.2° W) is given in: http://www.nofc.forestry.ca/fire/fmn/nwt/