Australia Fire Observations and MODIS NDVI
From space, we can understand fires in ways that are impossible from the ground. The MODIS instrument onboard the Terra and Aqua satellite, was specifically designed to detect fires. This visualization shows fire detections from July 2002 through July 2011. The visualization also includes vegetation and snow cover data to show how fires respond to seasonal changes. The tour begins in Australia in 2002 by showing a network of massive grassland fires spreading across interior Australia as well as the greener Eucalyptus forests in the northern and eastern part of the continent.
More information on the Fire Information for Resource Management (FIRMS) is available at http://maps.geog.umd.edu/firms/.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Datasets used in this visualization
Terra and Aqua Fire LocationID: 496Collected with MODIS
Credit: Fire location data courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project (NASA/GSFC and University of Maryland - http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov)See all pages that use this dataset
Terra and Aqua NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI))ID: 633Collected with MODIS NASA
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