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Finding Fires Before They Rage

Scientists have found a way to detect nighttime fires even sooner, when they are still relatively small.


NASA Earth Observatory image (top) by Joshua Stevens, using data from Polivka, T. N., et al. (2016). NASA Earth Observatory image (bottom) by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using VIIRS day-night band data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership. Story by Kathryn Hansen.

Published April 7, 2017
Data acquired August 18 - September 20, 2013

Source:
Suomi NPP > VIIRS
Collections:
Earth at Night
National Parks