Des feux de forêt en Corée du Sud – Les flammes traversent les comtés côtiers.

Feux de forêt en Corée du Sud 2022 Annoté

5 mars 2022

Les pompiers ont dû faire face à des vents forts et à un temps sec alors que les incendies se propageaient dans les comtés côtiers.

Au milieu d’un temps sec et de vents forts, des milliers de pompiers se sont précipités pour éteindre les incendies qui ont ravagé les forêts de la côte sud-coréenne au début du mois de mars 2022.

En ;” data-gt-translate-attributes=”[{” attribute=””>NASA satellite data, the first signs of the fires began to appear on March 3-4, 2022, in the coastal areas of Uljin and Samcheok. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured the natural-color image shown above on March 5. At the time, strong westerly winds sent smoke plumes streaming toward southern Japan. By March 7, smoke had thinned some as winds slackened and the weather turned foggy, but the satellites continued to detect fire activity.

The blazes have destroyed more than 300 homes, forced more than 7,000 people to evacuate, and charred nearly 17,000 hectares (66 square miles), according to news reports. At times, flames neared a nuclear power plant and gas facilities, though firefighters succeeded in fending them off. Around 18,000 people and dozens of helicopters have been mobilized to fight the fires.

Most forest fires in South Korea (58 percent) occur in the spring when forests tend to be the driest and vegetation is primed to burn, according to research published in Applied Sciences.

NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS LANCE and GIBS/Worldview.

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