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A Portrait of Global Fires during 2001 and 2002
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A Portrait of Global Fires during 2001 and 2002

This animation shows a unique picture of seasonal fire activity. Here, global ... (more)

This animation shows a unique picture of seasonal fire activity. Here, global fire activity is displayed as tiny particles on a rotating globe with each particle depicting the site at which a fire was detected. Daily fires are displayed at a rate of 10 days per second. The fire particles fade over 1.7 seconds and change color as they age from red to orange, yellow and grey. A clock overlay shows the date. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Chris Justice
Cindy Starr
Greg Shirah
Robert Sohlberg
Portrait of Global Fires with Zoom to Rodeo-Chediski
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Portrait of Global Fires with Zoom to Rodeo-Chediski

This animation shows a unique picture of seasonal and yearly fire activity. ... (more)

This animation shows a unique picture of seasonal and yearly fire activity. Here, global fire activity is displayed as tiny particles on a rotating globe with each particle depicting the site at which a fire was detected. Daily fires are displayed at a rate of 10 days per second. The fire particles fade over 1.7 seconds and change color as they age from red to orange, yellow and grey. A clock inset displays the date. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Chris Justice
Cindy Starr
Greg Shirah
Robert Sohlberg
Remote Sensing of Land, Oceans, and Atmosphere with MODIS
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Remote Sensing of Land, Oceans, and Atmosphere with MODIS

This Webcast is based on presentations given by Dr. W. Paul Menzel ... (more)

This Webcast is based on presentations given by Dr. W. Paul Menzel at several conferences. It is approximately 60 minutes in length and introduces the MODIS instrument on the Terra satellite. Dr. Menzel begins by providing background on MODIS channel selection and instrument calibration. He continues with a variety of examples that include both climatological and meteorological applications, including high-resolution data and derived-product imagery. The examples are divided into land, ocean, and atmosphere applications. Dr. Menzel concludes with a discussion of the new direct-broadcast capability of the Terra satellite that allows users all over the world to receive MODIS data. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET
Safari 2000 Fires and Aerosols
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Safari 2000 Fires and Aerosols

The fires that raged across southern Africa in August and September of ... (more)

The fires that raged across southern Africa in August and September of 2000 produced a thick river of smoke that observers compared with the aftermath of the Kuwaiti oil fires in 1991. NASA-supported studies currently underway on the event will contribute to improved air pollution policies in the region and a better understanding of its impact on climate change. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Compton Tucker
Horace Mitchell
Jacqueline Kendall
Jay Herman
Satellite Meteorology: GOES Channel Selection V2
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Satellite Meteorology: GOES Channel Selection V2

This module is an update to the previous Satellite Meteorology: GOES Channel ... (more)

This module is an update to the previous Satellite Meteorology: GOES Channel Selection module. It reviews the five GOES imager channels and their use, incorporating conceptual visualizations and numerous imagery examples. The module also includes updated information on improvements for the GOES-13, -14 and -15 satellites. Highlights include a higher resolution 13.3 micrometer CO2 channel (GOES-14 & -15), modified spectral response of the visible channel, improved radiometric performance and pixel geolocation, and shortened data outages during the fall and spring satellite eclipse periods. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Computing and Information
Geoscience
Life Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET
Smoke from Oregon Fires
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Smoke from Oregon Fires

At the Oregon-California state line, an immense wildfire that resulted from the ... (more)

At the Oregon-California state line, an immense wildfire that resulted from the combination of two separate blazes has now burned over 375,000 acres and is still growing. The Biscuit Fire, formerly the Florence Fire and the Sour Biscuit Fire, was sparked by lightning in the Klamath Mountains in Oregon and has burned over the state line into California. The columns of smoke billowing from the fire reach far south down the Pacific Coast. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
David Herring
Greg Rhodes
Southern California Fires, Oct 26, 2003
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Southern California Fires, Oct 26, 2003

Several massive wildfires were raging across southern California over the weekend of ... (more)

Several massive wildfires were raging across southern California over the weekend of October 25, 2003. Whipped by the hot, dry Santa Ana winds that blow toward the coast from interior deserts, at least one fire grew 10,000 acres in just 6 hours. Moving northwest to southeast along the coast, the first cluster of red dots is a combination of the Piru, Verdale, and the Simi Incident Fires; The next cluster-to the east of Los Angeles-is the Grand Prix (west) and Old (east) Fires; To their south is the Roblar 2 Fire; Next is the Paradise Fire; Then the massive Cedar Fire, whose thick smoke is completely overshadowing the coastal city of San Diego; Finally, at the California-Mexico border is the Otay Fire. At least 13 people have lost their lives because of these fires, which officials are reporting were caused by carelessness and arson. Thousands have been evacuated across the region and hundreds of homes have been lost. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Greg Shirah
Lori Perkins
Vincent Salomonson
Southern California Fires, Oct 26, 2003 (Western View of Smoke)
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Southern California Fires, Oct 26, 2003 (Western View of Smoke)

Several massive wildfires were raging across southern California over the weekend of ... (more)

Several massive wildfires were raging across southern California over the weekend of October 25, 2003. Whipped by the hot, dry Santa Ana winds that blow toward the coast from interior deserts, at least one fire grew 10,000 acres in just six hours. Moving northwest to southeast along the coast, the first cluster of red dots is a combination of the Piru, Verdale, and Simi Incident Fires. The next cluster, to the east of Los Angeles, is the Grand Prix (west) and Old (east) Fires. To their south is the Roblar 2 Fire; next is the Paradise Fire; then the massive Cedar Fire, whose thick smoke is completely overshadowing the coastal city of San Diego; finally at the California-Mexico border is the Otay Fire. At least 13 people have lost their lives because of these fires, which officials are reporting were caused by carelessness and arson. Thousands have been evacuated across the region and hundreds of homes have been lost. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Greg Shirah
Lori Perkins
Vincent Salomonson
Southern California Fires, October 27, 2003 (Fire Pixels Included)
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Southern California Fires, October 27, 2003 (Fire Pixels Included)

This visualization shows the Southern California and Mexican fires as seen by ... (more)

This visualization shows the Southern California and Mexican fires as seen by Aqua-MODIS on October 27, 2003. This version included red fire pixels to display each incident fire. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Greg Shirah
Lori Perkins
Vincent Salomonson
TRMM Biomass Burning: Smoke Inhibits Rainfall Cloud Cover with Fires March 1, 1998
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TRMM Biomass Burning: Smoke Inhibits Rainfall Cloud Cover with Fires March 1, 1998

Cloud Cover with Fires March 1, 1998 Smoke from forest fires has, ... (more)

Cloud Cover with Fires March 1, 1998 Smoke from forest fires has, for the first time, been proven to inhibit rainfall, according to an extensive analysis of data taken from NASAs Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) spacecraft. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Daniel Rosenfeld
Greg Shirah
TRMM Biomass Burning - Smoke Inhibits Rainfall: Water Droplet Size, Precipitation and Fires March 1, 1998
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TRMM Biomass Burning - Smoke Inhibits Rainfall: Water Droplet Size, Precipitation and Fires March 1, 1998

Correlated water droplet size, precipitation, and fires over northern Borneo on March ... (more)

Correlated water droplet size, precipitation, and fires over northern Borneo on March 1, 1998 (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Daniel Rosenfeld
Greg Shirah