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Burned area trends in the Amazon similar to previous years

A detailed analysis, using data from ESA's Climate Change Initiative, indicates that while there was a small increase of fires in 2019 compared to 2018, fires in Brazil were similar to the average annual number of fires detected over the past 18 years. 

Total burned area in the Amazon - 2019 compared to the 2001-2018 average

- Total burned area in the Amazon - 2019 compared to the 2001-2018 average
 
 

Reference: Lizundia-Loila, J. (2020) ReferenceTemporal Anomalies in Burned Area Trends: Satellite Estimations of the Amazonian 2019 Fire Crisis. Remote Sens. 2020, 12(1), 151. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12010151

Fire_cci global data: via the CCI Open Data Portal

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