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Time Series of the Biscuit Fire with Smoke

This animation contains a time series of print resolution still images showing the progression of the Biscuit fire with smoke plumes in Oregon during 2002. Fire locations are represented as particles that change color as the fire ages. The Biscuit fire burned 500,000 acres of forest in Oregon and Northern California during the summer and fall of 2002.

Visualization Credits

Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Visualizer
Robert Sohlberg (University of Maryland): Scientist
Chris Justice (University of Maryland): Scientist
William C. North (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Fred J. Gunther (CSC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio,MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (

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Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Fire Location
Fire location data courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project (NASA/GSFC and University of Maryland -
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NASA Science >> Earth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Ecological Dynamics >> Fire Occurrence
DLESE >> Natural hazards
DLESE >> Forestry
SVS >> Biscuit
DLESE >> Atmospheric science

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