Wildfire Growth around Yellowstone National Park in 1988

Eric Sokolowsky, Horace Mitchell, Steve Maher, NASA

This MPEG-1 film overlays the spread of Yellowstone's famous 1988 fires on satellite imagery of the park. Independent fires are color-coded, making it possible to see how this originally separate fires converged to consume a good part of the park. The map is based on daily observations by fire lookouts and nightly infrared imaging flights over the park.

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Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Earth surfaceKeywords: wildfires, forest fires, Yellowstone, 1988, map, animation, visualization, movie, video