EOSDIS Worldview – opportunistic tool for capturing fire runs

I’ve recently discovered the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Worldview app. Although it doesn’t bring any new data to the table, like Google Earth, having beautiful imagery available and easily accessed can be a game-changer.

Chukegg fire, Alberta, threatening High Level (26 May, 2019):

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Lava Canyon fire, late run, BC Chilcotin 2009: LavaCanyon2009-8-27

And finally, I recently came across another NASA page that is very usable for active fire monitoring of hotspots, with worldwide coverage (nice for following the current Australian wildfires, for instance): FIRMS . I haven’t explored its capabilities yet, but it looks quite similar to the US GTAC Active Fire Mapping site, but in an easy web access format. Thanks, NASA!

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