Multisensor Fire Observations

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Link to Resource: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002700/a002707/
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Publication Date:2003
Summary:From space, we can understand fires in ways that ar eimpossible from the ground. New Earth-observing satellites capture the significant impact of fires on our planet. In this animation of fires around the globe in 2002, each red dot marks a new fire. Dots change color to yellow after a few days and to black when the fire burns out. from brush fires in Africa to forest fires in North America, satellites are locating every significant fire on Earth to within one kilometer. In the summer and fall burning seasons, particularly destructive fires occurred in Colorado, Arizona, and Oregon. 
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; elementary school; forest fire; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; nasa; natural hazards; wildfire
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