Multisensor Fire Observations with Labels (HD Version)
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002800/a002853/index.html

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From space, we can understand fires in ways that are impossible from the ground. New Earth-observing satellites capture the significant impact of fires on our planet. In this animation of fires around the globe in 2002, each red dot marks a new fire. Dots change color to yellow after a few days and to black when fires burn out. From brush fires in Africa to forest fires in North America, satellites are locating every significant fire on Earth to within one kilometer. In the summer and fall burning seasons, particularly destructive fires occurred in Colorado, Arizona, and Oregon. This version of the animation displays descriptive text labels and colorbars. For a closed captioned version of this animation, see the standard definition version at animation ID 2707.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Biology
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Earth surface, Atmosphere, BiosphereKeywords: Fire, Biscuit, Hayman, Rodeo, HDTV, Terra-MODIS, GOES-12, TRMM-TMI, Earth Probe-TOMS, Terra-MISR, Landsat-7-ETM+, Terra-ASTER, SRTM, QuikSCAT-SeaWinds, USGS-GTOPO30, Aerosol Index, Fire Location, Landcover, Population, Wind, Topography