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Early warning and response to fires in Kalimantan, Indonesia

Pietro N. Ceccato; I. Nengah Surati Jaya; Jianhua Qian; Michael K. Tippett; Andrew W. Robertson; Shiv Someshwar

Title:
Early warning and response to fires in Kalimantan, Indonesia
Author(s):
Ceccato, Pietro N.
Jaya, I. Nengah Surati
Qian, Jianhua
Tippett, Michael K.
Robertson, Andrew W.
Someshwar, Shiv
Date:
Type:
Technical reports
Department:
International Research Institute for Climate and Society
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Series:
IRI Technical Report
Part Number:
10-14
Publisher:
International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Earth Institute at Columbia University
Publisher Location:
Palisades, N.Y.
Abstract:
Scientists at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) collaborated with Bogor Agriculture University Indonesia to investigate links between climate anomalies and fire hotspots in Kalimantan, Indonesia. During their investigation, a close relationship between satellite rainfall data and fire hotspot activity was found. Rainfall anomalies during the dry season from June-October were particularly critical in determining fire activity. Vegetation greenness and moisture indices derived from MODIS images, however, did not appear to demonstrate a relationship. These findings were used to develop a prototype online tool that enables stakeholders to view satellite rainfall anomalies and forecast fire activity in Kalimantan. Potential fire activity can be inferred from these data and steps can be taken early on to prevent or minimize the effects of regional fire occurrences.
Subject(s):
Environmental science
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