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This report describes major activities and events related to the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) in the Americas, and discusses experiences, achievements and challenges in disaster risk reduction (DRR) of all the countries in the region. The report provides summaries of the assessment of achievements during IDNDR, highlighti…
In 2020, similarly to other regions globally, Latin America has experienced a wildfire season marked by major wildfires in particularly important natural areas such as the Amazon, the Pantanal and El Chaco. Uncontrolled forest and rural fires have significant impacts on the societies, the economies, and the environment of Latin America and the Caribbean…
This contributing paper takes a look at the use of radio occultation to infer temperature and improve modeling for wildfire risk. Retrieving good-quality measurements of vertical profiles of atmospheric parameters (moisture, wind, temperature, and vertical information of aerosols) in wildfire events remains an extremely challenging endeavor. Global Navi…