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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 color bars. For a closed captioned version of this animation, see the standard definition version at animation 2707.


Visualization Credits

Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Animator
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Randall Jones (GST): Animator
Alex Kekesi (GST): Animator
Marte Newcombe (GST): Animator
Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Eric Sokolowsky (GST): Animator
James W. Williams (GST): Animator
Michael Starobin (HTSI): Narrator
Robert Sohlberg (University of Maryland): Scientist
Chris Justice (University of Maryland): Scientist
William C. North (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Fred J. Gunther (CSC): Scientist
Jarrett Cohen (GST): Writer

Full Animation Credits:

Designed by
ESDIS Science Operations Office
Earth Science Data and Information Systems
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
William C. North, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Jennifer Farnham, Global Science and Technology, Inc.
Dr. Fred J. Gunther, Computer Sciences Corporation
Dr. Brian Krupp, Global Science and Technology, Inc.
Rosemarie Slaughter, Computer Sciences Corporation

Produced by
Scientific Visualization Studio
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov

Directed by
Dr. Horace Mitchell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Lead Animator
Cynthia Starr, Global Science and Technology, Inc.

Contributors
Randall Jones, Global Science and Technology, Inc.
Alex Kekesi, Global Science and Technology, Inc.
Kevin Mahoney, Computer Sciences Corporation
Marte Newcombe, Global Science and Technology, Inc.
Lori Perkins, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Gregory Shirah, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Eric Sokolowsky, Global Science and Technology, Inc.
James W. Williams, Global Science and Technology, Inc.

Written by
Jarrett Cohen, Global Science and Technology, Inc.

Narrated by
Michael Starobin, Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc.

Edited by
Stuart A. Snodgrass, Global Science and Technology, Inc.

Narration Recorded by
Fred Kemman, Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc.

Music
andquot;Sarabande - Earth Connectionandquot;
by
Robert Hitz, pianist/composer

Fire location data courtesy of the
MODIS Land Rapid Response Project
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
and the
University of Maryland
Chris Justice, University of Maryland
Ed Masuoka, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Louis Giglio, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Jacques Descloitres, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Robert Sohlberg, University of Maryland
Missy Crisologo, University of Maryland

Blue Marble MODIS data composite courtesy of
MODIS Science Team
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
and the
NASA Earth Observatory
Reto Stockli, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.

Topography data courtesy of
United States Geological Survey

Cloud data courtesy of
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Population data courtesy of
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center

All other data courtesy of
NASA

NASA EOSDIS and other EOSDIS data distributed by NASA's
Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) Alliance
http://nasadaacs.eos.nasa.gov

Sponsored by
ESDIS Science Operations Office
Earth Science Data and Information Systems
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Vanessa L. Griffin, Manager


Short URL to share this page:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2853

Missions:
Landsat
QuikSCAT
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission - SRTM
Terra
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission - TRMM

Data Used:
SRTM/SIR-C None
TRMM/TMI None
Terra/ASTER None
Terra/MISR None
Gridded Population of the World (Version 3 Beta) None
Earth Probe/TOMS/Aerosol Index None
10-meter DEM None
GTOPO30 None
Roads None
QuikSCAT/SeaWinds/Wind None
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Fire Location None
Terra/MODIS/NDVI None
Landsat-7/ETM+ None
GOES-12 None

Dates of Data Used:
2001/10/01 - 2002/09/30

This item is part of these series:
Multisensor Fire Observations
Narrated Movies

Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Biscuit
DLESE >> Forestry
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Hayman
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> Rodeo
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Ecological Dynamics >> Fire Occurrence
SVS >> GOES
SVS >> Copenhagen
DLESE >> Narrated
SVS >> Voice Over Talent
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Natural Disasters
SVS >> Destruction of Habitats
SVS >> Natural Disasters >> Fires
SVS >> Fire
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0