Earth  ID: 2852

2003 California Fire Sequence as Seen by MODIS

This visualization shows the progression of the southern California fires of October 2003. Visible MODIS imagery from Aqua and Terra are used as well as thermal data to show fire locations. Active fires for particular days are shown in red, fires that are no longer active are shown in black (highlighting the 'burn scar').

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST): Animator
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Data Used:
2003/10/26, 2003/10/28, 2003/10/29
2003/10/23, 2003/10/25, 2003/10/27
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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Ecological Dynamics >> Fire Occurrence
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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