Forest Fires in Sweden  

07 August 2014


 

On August 4 2014, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this natural-color image of the fire on Sweden. Many smoke plumes can be seen billowing nothwest. The burn scar can be seen in brown, and light green are farmlands, while dark green are forests. Fallow fields are yellow areas.
Source: Nasa Earth Observatory

 

In late July an uncommonly massive fire started on Sweden as extremely warm and humid conditions primed the vegetation so a fire could start and spread rapidly.

There have been reports of the fire resprout on August 10.

 

Recent Media Reports on Fires in Sweden: Note: The hyperlinks on the left side of each news are password-protected (User ID and password to enter the GFMC database are available for partners of GFMC. To obtain the ID and password, please send your query to fire@fire.uni-freiburg.de). The links on the right side (in brackets) are leading to the original news source; sometimes these news are expiring rather swiftly - a reason for the establishment of the internal GFMC database):

ore reports see GFMC Media page: http://www.fire.uni-freiburg.de/media/news.htm


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