Mapping the Fire Intensity Global Record (2000 through 2013)
- Visualizations by:
- Lori Perkins
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This visualization displays the MODIS Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) Mean Fire Radiative Power (FRP). The CMG fire products incorporate MODIS active fire data into gridded statistical summaries of fire pixel information intended for use in regional and global modeling. The products are currently generated at 0.5 degree spatial resolution. Many of the lower intensity fires shown in red were prescribed fires, lit for either agricultural or ecosystem management purposes. Orange indicates fires that were more intense with the most intense FRP being shown in yellow. Notice, many of the most intense fires occurred in higher latitudes.
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
- Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC) [Lead]
- Patrick Lynch (NASA/GSFC)
- Chris Justice (University of Maryland)
- Doug C. Morton (NASA/GSFC)
- Louis Giglio (University of Maryland)
- Alison Schuyler Ogden (NASA/GSFC)
- Michelle Handleman (KBRwyle)
- Ian Jones (ADNET)
- Laurence Schuler (ADNET)
PapersThis visualization is based on the following papers:
- Giglio, L., I. Csiszar, and C. O. Justice (2006), Global distribution and seasonality of active fires as observed with the Terra and Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors, J. Geophys. Res., 111, G02016, doi:10.1029/2005JG000142.
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Datasets used in this visualization
Terra and Aqua CMG (A.K.A. MODIS Climate Modeling Grid) (Collected with the MODIS sensor)
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