Photo Archive: Chile
Some Visual Impressions of Fire in Chile
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Fig.1. Fire started in the mountain region between Valdivia and Concepción, Chile
Fig.2. Smoke from burning activities near Quetropillán volcano, Chile
Fig.3. Escaped agricultural burn in degraded forest vegetation, Regions de los Lagos and Bio-Bio, Chile
Fig.4. Extended smoke layer caused by agricultural burning and wildfires in the Regions de los Lagos and Bío-Bío, Chile
Fig.5. Fire-affected natural mountain rain forest dominated by Nothofagus obliqua, Region de los Lagos, Chile
Fig.6. A closed canopy of the fire-protected Valdivian rainforest as seen from the bird-eye perspective
Fig.7. More than 2 million hectares of conifer plantations (Pinus radiata) are mainly concentrated in the central part of Chile. These plantations are subjected to extreme fire risk during the dry season (see Fig.8)
Fig.8. High loads of surface and aerial fuels associated with high-intensity stand-replacement fire risk characterize the Pinus radiata plantations in Chile
Fig.9. Land clearing fires often escape into surrounding vegetation if not properly confined
Fig.10. Aerial view of a fire detection tower, Region de los Lagos, Chile
Fig.11. Fire dispatch center in Concepción, Chile (historic view dated 1982)