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PARTNER POST: Map of the Week: Congo Basin forest fires of unprecedented extent detected by UMD GLAD alerts

By the UMD Global Land Analysis and Discovery team The new UMD GLAD Landsat-based 30-m forest disturbance alerts detected one of the largest forest fires ever observed in the rainforests of Central Africa. Landsat-based alerts were confirmed by active fire detections from the MODIS and VIIRS sensors. More than 15,000 ha of upland open canopied forests […]

Map of the Week: New data shows land cover patterns

By Mikaela Weisse A new data set on Global Forest Watch shows global land cover from the European Space Agency. Not only does this data give us a second opinion on where forests are, it also shows the pattern and distribution of other land cover types – like croplands or urban areas – that can […]