Real Time fire maps, information and links in an easy to understand format allowing you to continuously monitor wild fires that affect your area. Bookmark this page so you have quick access vital information. The maps depict fire activity as detected by MODIS or GEOS or AVHRR over the last 6, 12 and 24 hours since 7 PM MDT on current date, and cumulative fire activity detected since the beginning of the calendar year. Click the READ MORE link to see the complete article.
"We wanted a real time web page that we could go to that showed us all the wild fires in our area with additional links to satellite images so we could track the smoke also."
Fire Maps They let you know there are a lot of fires each year...
The MODIS Active Fire Mapping Program provides a near real-time geospatial overview of the current wildland fire situation at regional and national scales. Locations of current fires and the extent of previous fire activity are ascertained using satellite imagery acquired by the MODIS sensor. These fire data are integrated with various sources of contextual spatial data and information in a suite of geospatial data and mapping products. This information is utilized by fire managers to assess the current fire situation and serves as a decision support tool in strategic decisions regarding fire suppression resource allocation. The data and products provided by the program are also valuable for numerous other fire-related applications. MODIS is the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer. The MODIS instrument is a polar orbiting, high temporal, moderate spatial resolution sensor that acquires remote sensing data for monitoring the Earth’s land, ocean and atmosphere. The MODIS instrument is currently on board two NASA EOS satellites – Terra, launched in December 1999, and Aqua, launched in May 2002.