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
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...
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