Time Series Analysis of Wild Fires in Wajir District, Kenya (10 January -22 February 2012)

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:59:41 GMT
Product ID: 1635 - English
Published: 23 Feb, 2012
GLIDE: WF-2012-000002-KEN
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 0.9791 x 39.5766
BottomRight: 2.0787 x 41.0599

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This map presents a time series analysis of fire burn scars and active wild fire locations within the Wajir district of Kenya, based on satellite data collected from 10 January to 23 February 2012. A total of 1,658km2 of scrub land in the area have been burned by wild fires since 10 January 2012. The town of Wajir does not appear to have been directly threatened, however the main road (B9) leading from the town south to Dadaab was likely closed along a 10km section by fires between 16 January and 11 February. There is a clear south-easterly directional trend of the wild fires towards the Somali border. Within the last 24hrs (22-23 February) there is a zone of active fires located approximately 48km south of Wajir. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT. Map scale for A3 : 1:500,000; projection: UTM Zone 37N-WGS-84.
Satellite Imagery: MODIS Aqua - Terra (NASA)
Imagery Dates: 10 Jan.-22 Feb 2012
Source: U.of Maryland, NASA
Burn Scar Extraction: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Refugee Data: UNHCR, UNITAR / UNOSAT
Road Data: Google Map Maker / OSM / ESRI
Other Data: USGS, UNCS, NASA, NGA
Analysis: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT