This visualization displays the MODIS Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) Mean Fire Radiative Power (FRP). The CMG fire products incorporate MODIS active fire data into gridded statistical summaries of fire pixel information intended for use in regional and global modeling. The products are currently generated at 0.5 degree spatial resolution. Many of the lower intensity fires shown in red were prescribed fires, lit for either agricultural or ecosystem management purposes. Orange indicates fires that were more intense with the most intense FRP being shown in yellow. Most of these intense fires occurred in the western United States, where lightning and human activity often sparks blazes that firefighters cannot contain.
HIGH-RES DOWNLOADABLE: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a004000/a004092/index.html
YOU TUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBi4inY4zs8
NASA's FIRE PAGE: www.nasa.gov/fires