Update 1: Active Fire Locations for Tskhinvali, South Ossetia, Georgia

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 17:26:42 GMT
Product ID: 1244 - English
Published: 20 Aug, 2008
GLIDE: CE-2008-000001-GEO
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 42.333 x 43.95
BottomRight: 42.14 x 44.12

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This map illustrates satellite-detected active fire locations near the town of Tskhinvali, South Ossetia, Georgia during the armed conflict between Georgian and Russian military forces. These fire locations were detected by the MODIS Aqua and Terra satellites covering the time period from 7 to 20 August 2008, and are sorted by date of detection. An assessment has been made of the chronology and spatial context of this data, and it is highly probable that such detected fires are directly or indirectly linked to the armed conflict. This map update illustrates a cluster of new fires north of Tskhinvali detected on 19 August 2008. Please note this fire data product does not discriminate between natural fires (e.g. forest fire) and those resulting from arson or conflict, and has not been independently verified on the ground. Also note this product has not recorded all fires in this area because of limited duration, area affected or dense cloud cover, and thus does not represent all potential damage areas. Map scale for A3: 1:80,000; Projection : Pulkovo 1995 GK Zone 8N; Datum :Pulkovo 1995
Fire Data : MODIS Aqua - Terra (NASA)
Fire Processing : U.of Maryland, NASA
Fire Dates : 7 - 20 August 2008
Analysis : UNOSAT
Elevation Data : SRTM-NASA
GIS Data : USGS, UNEP, UNOSAT
Map Production : UNOSAT (20 August 2008)