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Wildfires in Argentina

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Type of Event:
Fires
Location of Event:
Argentina
Date of Charter Activation:
30/08/2009
Charter Requestor:
SIFEM Argentina
Project Management:
CONAE

Description of the event

Wildfires spread in most of the province of Cordoba, Argentina. One person was killed and more than 300 people left their homes. Thousands of hectares of grasslands and native vegetation were destroyed.

Mosaic Landsat 5 TM covering all affected areas.

Source: Landsat 5 TM
Acquired: 27/08/2009

Copyright: USGS 2009
Image processing, map created by CONAE

Conventional false color composition, burned areas near Argentine Space Center (TeĆ³filo Tabanera).

Source: SPOT-5
Acquired: 06/09/2009

Copyright: CNES 2009
Image processing, map created by CONAE

Spot 5 image of ash plume from the fires

Source: Spot 5
Acquired: 06/09/2009

Copyright: CNES 2009
Image processing, map created by CONAE

ALOS/AVNIR image of the affected area (burned areas in dark gray)

Source: ALOS/AVNIR
Acquired: 01/09/2009

Copyright: JAXA 2009.
Image processing, map created by CONAE