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Papua New Guinea

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Profile

Land area (km2): 452,860 (2014)
Population (people): 7,946,731 (2014)
Population density (people per km2 land area): 17.5 (2014)
Population growth (annual): 2.01 % (2014)
Urban population (% of total): 12.9 (2014)
Life expectancy at birth (years): 63.1 (2014)
Fertility rate, total (births per woman): 3.65 (2016)
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 41.5 (2014)
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 3,763.08 (2014)
GDP growth (annual): 13.5 (2014)
CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita): 0.79 (2016)
Mobile phone subscriptions (per 100 people): 45. (2016)

Happening Now

Fires

Active fire products from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) for the last 24 hours up to the last 90 days.
 
Fires legend

Active fires are located on the basis of the so-called thermal anomalies produced by them. The algorithms compare the temperature of a potential fire with the temperature of the land cover around it; if the difference in temperature is above a given threshold, the potential fire is confirmed as an active fire or "hot spot." Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) uses the active fire detections provided by the NASA FIRMS (Fire Information for Resource Management System).


  • Last 1 Day

  • Last 7 Days

  • Last 30 Days

  • Last 90 Days

Floods

Global historical and current flood events derived from news, governmental, instrumental, and remote sensing sources from the Dartmouth Flood Observatory and Flood hazard 100 year return period Layer from Global Flood Awareness System
 
Floods legend

Flood hazard 100 year return period

Inundated areas for flood events with a return period of 100 years, based on GloFAS climatology. Permanent water bodies derived from the Global Lakes and Wetlands Database and from the Natural Earth lakes map (naturalearthdata.com).

  • Shallow (less than 1m)

  • Moderate (between 1 and 3 m)

  • Deep (between 3 and 10 m)

  • Very deep (permanent water)

Droughts

The indicator shows the risk of having impacts from a drought, by taking into account the exposure and socio-economic vulnerability of the area, with particular focus on the agricultural impacts.
 
Drought legend

Risk of Drought Impact

The indicator shows the risk of having impacts from a drought, by taking into account the exposure and socio-economic vulnerability of the area, with particular focus on the agricultural impacts. Formerly known as Likelihood of Drought Impact (LDI), it differs from the latter in that soil moisture anomaly is now included and updated every ten days (dekad).

  • Low

  • Medium

  • High


See also the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) of last month.
  • -2.5

  • -2.0

  • -1.5

  • -1.0

  • -0.5

  • 0

  • -0.5

  • 1

  • 1.5

  • 2

  • 2.5

Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

The NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) twice-weekly 50-km Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly product displays the difference between today's SST and the long-term average. The scale goes from -5 to +5 °C.
 
Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly legend

The NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) twice-weekly 50-km Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly product displays the difference between today's SST and the long-term average. The scale goes from -5 to +5 °C. Positive numbers mean the temperature is warmer than average; negative means cooler than average. More at NOAA Website Please zoom out to see the layer

  • -5

  • -4

  • -3

  • -2

  • -1

  • 0

  • 1

  • 2

  • 3

  • 4

  • 5

Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Alerts

Level of stress of the Global Coral Reefs derived from NOAA Alerts Bleaching Alerts.
 
Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Alert legend

Level of stress of the Global Coral Reefs derived from NOAA Alerts Bleaching Alerts. More at: NOAA Website Please zoom out to see the layer

  • No Stress

  • Watch

  • Alert Level 1

  • Alert Level 2

Coral Reef Degree Heating Weeks

The DHW shows how much heat stress has accumulated in an area over the past 12 weeks (3 months).
 
Coral Reef Degree Heating Weeks legend