Mapping the Fire Intensity Record for United States (2000 through 2013) (video) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption 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 Credit NASA Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.