Deforestation Fire – Brazil Acre Sept. 2011

Deforestation Fire – Brazil Acre Sept. 2011

 

Invited by Saulo Freitas from INPE on a FAPESP grant, I intended a prescribed fire in Acre, Brazil in September 2011.This burnt was organized on the experimental site of EMBRAPA in Rio Branco.

The video shows the synchronized visible (left) and MIR thermal (right) cameras operated from an helicopter hovering above the plot. The helicopter was courteously provided by the police department of Acre.

The video is accelerated 4 times. The data rate of the MIR camera was 0.33Hz and 25Hz for the visible camera. This difference explains the time-lapse effect on the temperature distribution map.