Forest Damage caused by Hurricane Richard

Revised assessment of Hurricane Richard's impacts on Belize's forests. The images on the left and in the center were developed by merging Japanese ALOS PALSAR radar images (collected May-June 2010 and November-December 2010) with optical images from NASA's MODIS sensor (onboard the Terra and Aqua satellites). This assessment comes to a similar conclusion as the earlier November 2010 evaluation which had concluded that a significant proportion of Belize's forest (over 10%) was damaged by Richard's landfall. While the preliminary November assessment indicated that only ~12% of Belize's forest was damaged, this updated assessment, using radar data of a higher resolution (and not subject to cloud cover), concludes that ~18% of Belize's forest was damaged. Areas experiencing moderate to high levels of damage are represented in orange and red respectively in the image in the top right.

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Last Updated July 23, 2019, 15:12 (CDT)
Created July 23, 2019, 15:12 (CDT)
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