New High-Resolution Images of Indonesian Forest and Land Fires
By James Anderson and Asa Strong Global Forest Watch and Digital Globe recently partnered to bring high-resolution satellite images to bear on the issue of forest and land fires in Indonesia. The fires, often set to clear land for agriculture or used as a tool in conflict over land, can cause serious damage to forests and peat soils, as well as releasing clouds of toxic haze. The haze remains a particularly acute environmental and public heath crisis. We have continued to acquire new images, including new images from the past few weeks. See two highlights below, complete with lat/ long coordinates and links to download the images on Flickr, or explore them with other forest and land data on GFW Fires. Fire near wood fiber plantation | Sumatra, Indonesia | Nov 5, 2014
Acquisition Date: November 5, 2014 Satellite: Digital Globe’s WorldView 2 Lat/ Long: 105.764057 / -2.848973 (Decimal Degrees) Explore this image and additional data on Global Forest Watch Fires Download the high-resolution image via Flickr Fire in fields | Sumatra, Indonesia | July 24, 2014
Acquisition Date: July 24,2014 Satellite: Digital Globe’s WorldView 2 Lat/ Long: 100.371870 / 2.103892 (Decimal Degrees) Explore this image and additional data on Global Forest Watch Fires Download the high-resolution image via Flickr Feel free to share and re-post the images (with credit to Global Forest Watch and Digital Globe).
Intense Boreal Forest Fires a Climate Concern
The Chuckegg Creek wildfire sparked in the province of Alberta, Canada on May 12, 2019. Over the next three months, the blaze burned across 280,000 hectares, forcing more than 10,000 people to evacuate their homes. On the Global Forest Watch(GFW) Fires platform, bright red fire alerts were visible blossoming out across the landscape. Chuckegg Creek […]