Earth  ID: 2533

Fires over the United States during the Summer of 2002 with Clock

This animation shows fire activity over the United States from 5/1/2002 to 8/20/2002. The fires are shown as tiny particles with each particle depicting the site at which a fire was detected. Daily fires are displayed at a rate of 15 days per second. The particles fade over 1.13 seconds and change color as they age from red to orange, yellow and gray. A clock inset shows the date.

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Cindy Starr (GST): Visualizer
Robert Sohlberg (University of Maryland): Scientist
Chris Justice (University of Maryland): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Fire location data courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project (NASA/GSFC and University of Maryland). The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC) and NASA's Earth Observatory.

Fire location data courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project (NASA/GSFC and University of Maryland - http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov)

The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

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Mission:
Terra

Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Fire Location 2001/05/01 - 2002/08/20
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation 1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004
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This item is part of this series:
Global Fires 2002

Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Forestry
DLESE >> Natural hazards
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Ecological Dynamics >> Fire Occurrence
NASA Science >> Earth

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 8.0.0.0.0