The fire map bellow accumulates the locations of the fires detected by MODIS on board the Terra and Aqua satellites over a 10-day period, from June 20 - June 29, 2013. Each colored dot indicates a location where MODIS detected at least one fire during the compositing period. Color ranges from red where the fire count is low to yellow where number of fires is large. The active fire locations represent the center of a 1km pixel that is flagged by the MOD14/MYD14 Fire and Thermal Anomalies algorithm as containing one or more fires within the pixel.
Fire maps created by Jacques Descloitres. Fire detection algorithm developed by Louis Giglio. Blue Marble background image created by Reto Stokli.
Global 10-day fire maps are generated using the MODIS fire locations to represent the current fire activity around the world. This week fires in Africa still continues, and ongoing or increased activity continue for Amazon rainforest, Alaska and Canada, Russia, China, Indonesia, Borneo and upper regions of Australia.
Source: NASA/LANCE/EOSDIS/MODIS Rapid Response
Featured image: Global fire map for June 10-19, 2013 (Credit: LANCE/EOSDIS/FIRMS)