Fire Haze 26 October 2015


26. October, 3:00 am, Samarinda East-Kalimantan, even after heavy rain fires visible from Satellite. Still hazy. Carbon Monoxide Concentration in Samarinda: 0.18 ppmv (parts per million volume)


From Modis satellite data for today, there is no hot spot detected on East Kalimantan, this perhaps due to high cloud cover. Yesterday image showed quite some hot spots on East Kalimantan.

Controlling South Sumatra's Forest and Land Fires

To help extinguish fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Russia has donated two new aircraft that can carry 12 tonnes of water. Water bombing had already been carried out beforehand, but now dry peat is causing a continual increase in the number of hotspots. According to Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Luhut B. Panjaitan, the number of hotspots reached 1,005 on16 October 2015.

Source : kompas

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