Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Forest fires in South America (2019-08-24)


Activation time (UTC): 2019-08-24 20:46:00 Event time (UTC): 2019-08-01 10:00:00 Event type: Wildfire (Forest fire)

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Wide areas of South America, especially the Amazonas catchment, currently suffer from a large amount of forest fires. Several states in the Northwest of Brasil are particularly affected. As reported by the Brasilian space agency (INPE), there is an increase in the number of fires of 83 % in 2019, compared to the same period in the preceding year. More than 70.000 fires have been registered so far. Parts of Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina are also affected. This incident is widely described as an international crisis due to the Amazonas rainforests' importance for global climate.

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2019):  Forest fires in South America (2019-08-24). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2019-08-24
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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-9.3642556212° N, -58.8647778337° E, -19.5946966736° S, -67.6271949219° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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