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Multisensor Fire Observations with Labels (HD Version)
From space, we can understand fires in ways that are impossible from the ground. New Earth-observing satellites capture the significant impact of fires on our planet. In this animation of fires around the globe in 2002, each red dot marks a new fire. Dots change color to yellow after a few days and to black when fires burn out. From brush fires in Africa to forest fires in North America, satellites are locating every significant fire on Earth to within one kilometer. In the summer and fall burning seasons, particularly destructive fires occurred in Colorado, Arizona, and Oregon. This version of the animation displays descriptive text labels and colorbars. For a closed captioned version of this animation, see the standard definition version at animation ID 2707.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Forestry
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Need MPEG-2 viewer, such as Visual Circuits HDfocus or Electrosonic HD Video Server
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Please give credit to NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-SVS-002853
Related resources:
This resource has a thumbnail image at 'The High Definition version of the Multisensor Fire Observation animation with audio, text labels and colorbars.'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Cindy Starr
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio

Author: Horace Mitchell
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio

Author: Randall Jones
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio

Author: Alex Kekesi
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio

Author: Marte Newcombe
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio

Author: Lori Perkins
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio

Author: Greg Shirah
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio

Author: Eric Sokolowsky
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio

Author: James W. Williams
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio

Principal Investigator: Chris Justice
University of Maryland

Principal Investigator: Robert Sohlberg
University of Maryland

Principal Investigator: William C. North
NASA/GSFC

Principal Investigator: Fred J. Gunther
CSC