Forest Fires and Prescribed Burning in Southern United States: 5 February 1999
Forest Fires and Prescribed Burning in the Southern United States
5 February 1999
Several active fire signals and smoke plumes are recorded by OSEI with the NOAA AVHRR Sensor on 4 February 1999.
Fig.1. NOAA image of the vegetation fires in the Southern United States 4 February 1999
(Source: NOAA http://www.osei.noaa.gov/)
See also remarks at the end of this daily update: The fire signatures in the Southeast represent mainly prescribed burning operations.
An excellent Wildfire Season Forecast for Florida can be seen under this link: 1998-1999 Florida Wildfire Season Forecast
Remarks on Prescribed Burning:
The high-temperature events depicted by the NOAA AVHRR satellite in the Southeast are not all wildfires. At this time of the year prescribed burning operations are conducted routinely. A set of photographic documents on prescribed burning techniques and objectives can be visited in our photo archive. For more information on the extent of prescribed burning in the U.S.A. please visit the last issue of International Forest Fire News.