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Product ID: 1644 - English
Published: 8 Mar, 2012
GLIDE: WF-2012-000002-KEN
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 2.3955 x 39.1261
BottomRight: 3.2534 x 40.2843

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This map presents a time series analysis of fire burn scars and active wild fire locations within northern Wajir district of Kenya, based on satellite data collected from 30 January to 04 March 2012. A total of 590 km2 of scrub land in the area have been burned by wild fires since 10 January 2012. The towns of Dabel and Bur Mayo appear to have been potentialy threatened, however the Wajit-Moyale road leading south to Wajir was likely closed along a 12km section by fires between 8-13 February. There is a clear easterly directional trend of the wild fires towards the Somali border. On 03 March 2012 there was an active fire located approximately 12km west of Bur Mayo. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Satellite Imagery: MODIS Aqua - Terra (NASA)
Imagery Dates: 30 Jan. - 04 March 2012
Source: U.of Maryland, NASA
Burn Scar Extraction: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Road Data : Google Map Maker / OSM / ESRI
Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10