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Product ID: 1036 - English
Published: 4 Jan, 2008
GLIDE: CE-2008-000001-KEN

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This map depicts the chronology of detected active fire locations within the Rift Valley Province in western Kenya following the national elections on 27 Dec.2007. These fire locations were detected by the MODIS satellites covering the time period from 27 Dec. to 3 Jan.2008, and organized into 4 maps each covering a 2 day period. An evaluation has been made of the chronology and spatial context of this data, and it is probable that a majority of detected fires (peaking on 1 January 2008) are directly or indirectly linked to the electoral civil unrest. Please note that this fire data product does not discriminate between normally-occurring fires (e.g. slash and burn agriculture) and those resulting from arson or conflict, and therefore contains a large degree of uncertainty as to the cause. Also note that this product has not recorded all fires in this area because of limited duration / area affected, and because of gaps in collection on 31 Dec. 2007 and 2 Jan. 2008.
Fire Data : MODIS Aqua - Terra
Fire Processing: Un. of Maryland, NASA
Fire Dates: 27 Dec 2007 -3 Jan. 2008
Analysis: UNOSAT
Elevation Data: SRTM-NASA
Map Production : UNOSAT (4 January 2008)
Map Scale for A3: 1:1,260,000.
Projection: UTM, Zone 36 South (WGS 1984)