Last update: 11/24/2020
Updates: every Tuesday
LASA has developed a warning system (called ALARMES, from Portuguese: Alarm system of Satellite-derived Burned area estimations ) that tracks the daily evolution of burned area over Pantanal and Cerrado. This is a joint initiative between our lab from UFRJ in Brazil and the Instituto Dom Luiz from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Our system is currently being used by firefighters for planning and management during this fire season in Pantanal. The model is called BA-Net (from Burned Areas Neural Network – Pinto et al., 2020). The model uses daily top-of-atmosphere observations from NASA Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) 375 m bands and VIIRS 375 m active fires product as inputs. The model is running for a near-real-time (NRT) mode and the output is daily maps of burned area with 500m spatial resolution.
Please find in attach the quick view of the current situation in Pantanal.
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Technical notes (only in Portuguese)
Current situation until Nov 22, 2020
Obs.: The relative increase indicates the increase or decrease of burned area in 2020 compared to 2019. The Burned area 2020 (%) is the ratio between the burned area in 2020 and the region total area, in percentage.
Burned area monthly evolution in 2019 and 2020
In the media:
- Earth Observatory (08/27/20) – https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147269/fires-char-the-pantanal
- Nature (09/25/20) – https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02716-4
- Eco Americas (September v.22 n.11) – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bgVDnDjSs0ihvuEOdqaHRzdv4JYokxbc/view?usp=sharing
- Ciência Hoje (20/10/20) – https://cienciahoje.org.br/artigo/um-futuro-de-calor-seca-e-fogo/
- Plurale em revista – edição 72 – https://www.plurale.com.br/newsletter/newsletter-2020-11-plurale-revista-edicao-72-ok.html
- Revista Pesquisa Fapesp ed. 297 – https://revistapesquisa.fapesp.br/o-pantanal-pede-agua/
A document with other media links can be accessed here.