Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Port Hills fires: satellite imagery

Before and after the Port Hills fires

Following the Port Hills fires, Landcare Research quickly adapted and released a simple tool by which users could view the areas of the Port Hills affected by the fires that started on Monday 13 February.

The site uses pre and post-fire imagery taken by the Sentinel-2 satellite. This satellite has a 10-day orbital repeat and we were lucky to get cloud free images over the fire area on 3 of these -  25 January, 14 February, and 24 February. 4 February was cloudy.

If you are interested in the technology or how we visualised the imagery, please contact David Pairman for further information.