Released on September 5, 2002
This animation shows a unique picture of annual fire activity. Here, global fire activity between 8/21/2001 and 8/20/2002 is displayed as tiny particles on a rotating globe with each particle depicting the site at which a fire was detected. Daily fires are displayed at a rate of 10 days per second. The fire particles fade over 1.7 seconds and change color as they age from red to orange, yellow and gray.
Please give credit for this item to: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Scientific Visualization Studio. Fire location data courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project (NASA/GSFC and University of Maryland). The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC) and NASA's Earth Observatory.
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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 188.8.131.52.0