Update 2: Active Fire Locations for Tskhinvali, South Ossetia, Georgia

Mon, 25 Aug 2008 12:21:37 GMT
Product ID: 1247 - English
Published: 25 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 of the towns north and east of Tskhinvali, South Ossetia, Georgia during and after 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 24 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 linked to the armed conflict, and potentially to the reported cases of arson. An inset image of a burning building recorded on 19 August helps illustrate the context of the fires. This map update illustrates a cluster of new fires north and east of Tskhinvali detected on 22 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.
Fire Data : MODIS Aqua - Terra (NASA)
Fire Processing : U.of Maryland, NASA
Fire Dates : 7 - 24 August 2008
Analysis : UNOSAT
Elevation Data : SRTM-NASA
GIS Data : USGS, UNEP, UNOSAT
Map Production : UNOSAT (25 August 2008)
Projection : Pulkovo 1995 GK Zone 8N
Datum :Pulkovo 1995