Forest Fire (6415 ha) in China 17 Mar 2023

Event summary

This forest fire can have a low humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1012788
Countries: China
Start Date - Last detection*: 17 Mar 2023 - 17 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 0
People affected: 8130 in the burned area
Burned area: 6415 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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Saving Forests Using Fire Detection System Based On Lancaster Research2023-03-20T00:19+0100.

ForestWatch® is one of the most advanced automated forest fire detection systems in the world and has a success rate of up to 96%. It utilizes advanced image processing techniques partly developed by Professor Mike Kosch from Lancaster Univ
Global alert: mountain forests disappear according to a study2023-03-18T20:00+0100.

Mountain forests covered 1.1 billion hectares worldwide in 2000, said the authors of the study, published in Cell Press’ journal One Earth. But at least 78.1 million hectares have disappeared between 2000 and 2018. commercial logging, the f
Study Finds 2021 Wildfires Break Records With Amount Of Carbon Dioxide ... 2023-03-18T16:51+0100.

Carbon dioxide emissions from wildfires, which have been gradually increasing since 2000, spiked drastically to a record high in 2021, according to an international team of researchers led by Earth system scientists at the University of Cal
Saving forests using a fire detection system2023-03-17T20:27+0100.

An automatic camera network which can detect and report forest fires up to 25km away has helped save tens of thousands of hectares of woodland in South Africa from destruction. ForestWatch is one of the most advanced automated forest fire d

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