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Wildfire spread monitoring in Israel (24.11.16)

01 декабря 2016

Wildfire spread monitoring in Israel (24.11.16)

In 22 November a wave of fires (both wildfires and urban fires) began in Israel. Israel's Fire Service has declared a 'state of emergency' particularly in the Haifa district. Due to the fires, thus far about 80,000 people have been evacuated from their homes.

Company performed a monitoring of wildfire propagation on the Haifa territory. The sequence of satellite images demonstrates the fire spread on November 24.

Functional capabilities of IMC software make it possible to analyze and process vector and raster data in a single geoinformational environment, which significantly reduces processing time. It benefits to rapid decision-making which is especially important for real-time emergency situations monitoring.

 

Two Beriev Be-200 firefighting aircraft of the Russian Emergencies Ministry arrived in Israel on November 25 to assist with the operation as ordered by President Vladimir Putin. The international forces of 10 countries took part in the operation.

 

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From left to right:
1) image from METEOR-M spacecraft, 11/24/2016 07:25 UTC (resolution 1 km),
2) image from the LANDSAT-8 satellite, 11/24/2016, 08:17 UTC (resolution 30 m),
3) image from the AQUA/MODIS spacecraft, 11/24/2016, 10:55 UTC (resolution 1 km)
* Meteor-M data was obtained from the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation, Civil Code «ROSCOSMOS», Landsat-8 and Aqua – from free resurs.
Processing of an image from the LANDSAT-8 spacecraft dated November 24, 2016 in the area of ​​the city of Haifa, from left to right:
1) snapshot in natural colors 4-3-2 channel synthesis,
2) pseudo-color image, 7-6-3 channel synthesis,
3) temperature map, fires are highlighted in yellow-orange colors