Forest Fire Mapping

On August 12, 2017, fires began in Khosrov Forest State Reserve, 20 km north of the Urtsadzor village of the Ararat region, due to human negligence, and raged out of control because of unusually hot and dry weather. It was calculated that 350 ha of forested area and 1797 ha of the non-forested area were impacted.

The AUA GIS and Remote Sensing Lab prepared maps of the 2017 fire-affected areas.  The maps illustrate the area before the fire event and the area throughout fire activity in August.

Freely available Sentinel-2 data from the Copernicus program were used, which are jointly operated by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission.