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Mapping the Fire Intensity Record for United States (2000 through 2013)

This visualization displays the MODIS Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) Mean Fire Radiative Power (FRP). The CMG fire products incorporate MODIS active fire data into gridded statistical summaries of fire pixel information intended for use in regional and global modeling. The products are currently generated at 0.5 degree spatial resolution. Many of the lower intensity fires shown in red were prescribed fires, lit for either agricultural or ecosystem management purposes. Orange indicates fires that were more intense with the most intense FRP being shown in yellow. Most of these intense fires occurred in the western United States, where lightning and human activity often sparks blazes that firefighters cannot contain.
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This visual shows the Mean Fire Radiative Power (FRP) from the MODIS Climate Modeling Grid fire products.  Agricultural and prescribed fires are shown in dark red. More intense fires are shown in orange.  Regions where the gridded statistical summaries show the most intense fires are shown in bright yellow.    This visual shows the Mean Fire Radiative Power (FRP) from the MODIS Climate Modeling Grid fire products. Agricultural and prescribed fires are shown in dark red. More intense fires are shown in orange. Regions where the gridded statistical summaries show the most intense fires are shown in bright yellow.
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This visual shows the same Mean Fire Radiative Power (FRP) from the MODIS Climate Modeling Grid fire products without the accompanying text and labels.    This visual shows the same Mean Fire Radiative Power (FRP) from the MODIS Climate Modeling Grid fire products without the accompanying text and labels.
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Colorbar for Fire Intensity as defined by Mean Fire Radiative Power
   Colorbar for Fire Intensity as defined by Mean Fire Radiative Power

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This image shows grid cells where the mean FRP is low between 20 and 27 megawatts.    This image shows grid cells where the mean FRP is low between 20 and 27 megawatts.

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This image shows grid cells where the mean FRP is low between 28 and 33 megawatts.    This image shows grid cells where the mean FRP is low between 28 and 33 megawatts.

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This image shows grid cells where the mean FRP is between 34 and 41 megawatts.    This image shows grid cells where the mean FRP is between 34 and 41 megawatts.

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This image shows grid cells where the mean FRP is between 42 and 49 megawatts.    This image shows grid cells where the mean FRP is between 42 and 49 megawatts.

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This image shows grid cells where the mean FRP is high between 51 and 69 megawatts.    This image shows grid cells where the mean FRP is high between 51 and 69 megawatts.

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This image shows grid cells where the mean FRP is very high between 70 and 89 megawatts.    This image shows grid cells where the mean FRP is very high between 70 and 89 megawatts.

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This image shows grid cells where the mean FRP is the highest where all values are greater then 90 megawatts.    This image shows grid cells where the mean FRP is the highest where all values are greater then 90 megawatts.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?4092
Animation Number:4092
Completed:2013-07-26
Animator:Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
Producers:Alison Schuyler Ogden (NASA/GSFC)
 Michelle Handleman (USRA)
Scientists:Louis Giglio (University of Maryland)
 Chris Justice (University of Maryland)
 Doug C. Morton (NASA/GSFC)
Project Support:Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
 Ian Jones (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
Writer:Patrick Lynch (Wyle Information Systems)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:Terra and Aqua/MODIS/MODIS Climate Modeling Grid (November 2000 through June 2013)
Series:Fires
 Multisensor Fire Observations
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
 
Keywords:
DLESE >> Biology
DLESE >> Ecology
SVS >> Fire Management
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Climate Indicators
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Ecological Dynamics >> Fire Characteristics
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Ecological Dynamics >> Fire Occurrence
SVS >> 2013 Fires
Science paper:Giglio, L., I. Csiszar, and C. O. Justice (2006), Global distribution and seasonality of active fires as observed with the Terra and Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors, J. Geophys. Res., 111, G02016, doi:10.1029/2005JG000142.
 
 


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