The map shows the areas that had burned until August 28 in Evros and Parnitha
An area greater than 826,000 acres the fire in Evros had burned down by August 28 based on the most recent ehigh-resolution images of the Sentinel-2 environmental satellite; analyzed by the burned areas mapping service of the National Forest Fire Observatory (FFO), which is implemented by the Forestry Management and Remote Sensing laboratory of the Department of Forestry and Natural Environment of AUTH.
The maps show that the burnt areas for the regions of the prefecture Evros and Parnithas of the Prefecture of Attica until 28/08/2023 amount to 82639.63 and 5832.64 hectares respectively.
The mapping performed with Sentinel-2 data (10m spatial resolution). The team of the AUTH Laboratory notes that “active fronts are observed in the Evros area, which are expected to significantly affect the final estimate of the burnt area”, and “a more accurate assessment of this area will follow in the coming days”.
The National Forest Fire Observatory (NFO) is implemented by the Forestry Management and Remote Sensing Laboratory of the Department of Forestry and Natural Environment of AUTH, with the beneficiary of the General Directorate of Forests and Forest Environment of the Ministry of Environment and Energy. The working group is made up of: Konstantinos Antoniadis, Nikos Georgopoulos, Michalis Sismanis, Dimitris Stavrakoudis, Argyris Lefakis, Elena Goudis and Alexandra Stefanidou, with AUTH professor Ioannis Geta in scientific charge.
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