Forest Fires in Canada: 29 June 1999

 

Forest Fires in Canada

29 June 1999


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Fig.1. Hotspot overview, 28 June 1999
(Source: FireM3)

Several vegetation fires were detected by OSEI with the NOAA-14 AVHRR HRPT satellites.

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Fig.2. and 3. The left image shows heat signatures and smoke from areas of fire burning in the Northwest Territories west of Great Bear Lake on 27 June 1999.  The right image shows areas of fire burning in northeastern Ontario near James Bay on 28 June 1999.
(source: http://www.osei.noaa.gov/)

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.

Saskatchewan Daily Forest Fire Situation Report (10:00 AM Monday, 28 June, 1999):

There are 13 forest fires burning in the province today.
4 fires have been extinguished in the past 24 hours.
2 new fires have been reported.
Total number of fires to date this year is 293.
Total to date last year was 598, FIVE year average is 344.

The whole report and further information can be accessed at the fire management website of Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management (SERM).

The CANADIAN DAILY FIRE SITUATION REPORT shows further detailed information regarding the fire situation in Canada, which, however,   will not be mentioned here in detail. We refer to the corresponding home page.

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). For more information see http://www.nofc.forestry.ca/fire/fmn/nwt/


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