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 July 10 - July 19, 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.
Global 10-day Fire Map: June 30 - July 9, 3013 (Fire maps created by Jacques Descloitres. Fire detection algorithm developed by Louis Giglio. Blue Marble background image created by Reto Stokli/FIRMS)
In the latest 10-day period we can observe increased activity worldwide. For comparison, bellow is the previous fire map for period from June 30 to July 9, 2013.
Global 10-day fire maps are generated using the MODIS fire locations to represent the current fire activity around the world.
Featured image: Global fire map for June 10-19, 2013 (Credit: LANCE/EOSDIS/FIRMS)