By matthew bloch scott reinhard lucy tompkins bryan pietsch and giulia mcdonnell nieto del rio updated oct. The fire maps show the locations of actively burning fires around the world on a monthly basis based on observations from the moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer on nasa s terra satellite.
The fire and smoke map shows fine particulate 2 5 micron pm 2 5 pollution data obtained from air quality monitors and sensors information is shown on both the epa s air quality index scale using the nowcast aqi algorithm and also as hourly pm 2 5 concentration values.
Fire map america 2020. Due to temporary interruption in the near real time data stream from nasa for aqua modis observations aqua modis imagery and subsets are temporarily unavailable from the active fire mapping program website. Nasa lance fire information for resource management system provides near real time active fire data from modis and viirs to meet the needs of firefighters scientists and users interested in monitoring fires. Stay tuned for updates on the future restoration of aqua modis imagery from this website.
Download active fire products from the moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer and visible infrared imaging radiometer suite 375 m vnp14imgtdl nrt and vj114imgtdl nrt for the last 24 48 hours and 7 days in shapefile kml wms or text file formats viirs data complement modis fire detections but the improved spatial resolution of the 375 m data provides a greater response over fires. California oregon and washington. The colors are based on a count of the number not size of fires observed within a 1 000 square kilometer area.
Storymaps communicating the important information about the recent fires. Active burning in last day. In 2020 the western united states experienced a series of major wildfires severe august thunderstorms ignited numerous wildfires across california oregon and washington followed in early september by additional ignitions across the west coast fanned by strong gusty winds and fueled by hot dry terrains many of the fires exploded and coalesced into record breaking megafires burning more.
Active fire mapping news august 25 2020. Published sep 11 2020 image of the day atmosphere heat land fires human presence remote sensing. Interactive real time wildfire map for the united states including california oregon washington idaho arizona and others.
Fire data is available for download or can be viewed through a map interface. See current wildfires and wildfire perimeters on the fire weather avalanche center wildfire map. Satellite data is helping scientists size up one of the most intense outbreaks of fire and smoke that oregon and california have seen in decades.
Current structure status map of the woolsey fire in california maintained by ventura county sheriff s office of emergency services. 2020 wildfire maps collection. For low cost sensor data a correction equation is also applied to mitigate bias in the sensor data.