Nyamuragira Volcanic Eruption: Active Fire Detection, North Kivu, DRC

Fri, 8 Jan 2010 15:19:04 GMT
Product ID: 1406 - English
Published: 8 Jan, 2010
GLIDE: VO-2010-000006-COD
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: -1.3 x 28.95
BottomRight: -1.6 x 29.45

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This map illustrates satellite-detected thermal anomalies (likely active fires and/or volcanic material) along the eastern and southern slopes of the Nyamuragira volcano extending approximately 12km towards Lake Kivu. These fire locations were detected by the MODIS Aqua satellite on the night of 4 January 2010. A smaller area of active thermal anomalies was detected at the same time over the main crater of the Nyiragongo volcano. Note: it is likely that not all active fires/thermal anomalies have been detected in this area because of dense cloud cover, and/or gaps in satellite coverage, and thus represent a minimum extent of the volcanic activity. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Map scale for A3=175,000; projection: UTM zone 34south, WGS84-EGM96.
Fire Data : MODIS Aqua - Terra (NASA)
Fire Processing : U.of Maryland, NASA
Fire Dates : 4 January 2010
Road GIS Data : Keyobs
Other GIS Data : USGS, NGA, UNJLC, SALB
Elevation : SRTM 3 arc sec
Satellite Imagery : Landsat 7
Imagery Date : 11 December 2001
Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Map Production : UNOSAT (7 Jan2010)
Projection : UTM Zone 34 South
Datum : WGS 1984