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Evolution of a Wildfire Animation

Before wildfires grow large enough to burn whole forests or communities, they start with a spark. As they grow, they reach several breaking points, where the fire will either grow larger or shrink and die down. This animation demonstrates points where the fire could grow or shrink and shows a fire that continues to grow until it becomes a large wildfire.

Animation Credits

Dave Glantz (Freelance): Animator
Walt Feimer (KBRwyle): Lead Animator
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support
Kathryn Mersmann (USRA): Lead Producer
LK Ward (USRA): Producer
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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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