Remote sensing

How satellite image helped detect forest fire in Congo

How satellite image helped detect forest fire in Congo

36000 hectare of forest has burnt in the Republic of Congo from November 2015 to April 2016. Images from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 have been combined to reveal that. A very strong El Niño is the reason behind frequent forest fires in the area. During the peak, fire was spreading at a rate of 1600 hectares a day. The maps show ...

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