South American Fire Observations and MODIS NDVI
- Visualizations by:
- Lori Perkins
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More information on the Fire Information for Resource Management (FIRMS) is available at http://maps.geog.umd.edu/firms/.
This animation shows fires over MODIS NDVI in South America from July 2002 through July 2011. The still image seen here is from July 15, 2007 where fires scorched more than 3 million acres. Naturally ocurring fires are not uncommon in the drier forests and grasslands of South America, but this type of intense, continent-spanning fire activity is almost certainly a product of human activities.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
- Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC) [Lead]
- Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)
- Adam P. Voiland (SSAI)
- Chris Justice (University of Maryland)
- Louis Giglio (University of Maryland)
- Luigi Boschetti (University Of Maryland College Park)
- Kayvon Sharghi (USRA)
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Datasets used in this visualization
Terra and Aqua Fire Location (Collected with the MODIS sensor)
Credit: Fire location data courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project (NASA/GSFC and University of Maryland - http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov)See more visualizations using this data set
Terra and Aqua NDVI (A.K.A. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)) (Collected with the MODIS sensor)
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