05.13.13 - New insights regarding a potentially volatile upcoming Southern California wildfire season come from NASA and Indian satellite data by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Chapman University.
Within a week, hundreds of firefighters had contained the fire, limiting damage to just 16 buildings. That may seem like the end of the story, but for Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams, the ...
05.06.13 - A video of smoke from California’s Springs Fire was created by animating satellite imagery from NOAA’s GOES-15 satellite.
04.11.13 - Airborne imaging technology developed at NASA and transferred to the Forest Service in 2012 is being tested to prepare for this year's wildfire season in the western U.S.
04.10.13 - Park managers have redoubled their efforts to establish a preventative burning plan to minimize the likelihood of devastating fires.
02.13.13 - Webcams on space telescopes captured an Australian bushfire in January 2013 near the campus of Siding Spring Observatory.
01.23.13 - This NASA created map shows land surface temperature anomalies for Australia from January 1–8, 2013. The heatwave was responsible for the many wildfires Australia has endured this year.
12.12.12 - Records maintained by the National Interagency Fire Center and NASA both indicate that 2012 was an extraordinary year for wildfires in the United States.
12.04.12 - Scientists using NASA satellite data and climate models have projected drier conditions likely will cause increased fire activity across the United States in coming decades.
12.07.12 - Why does the western portion of Australia look so lit up in the new "Black Marble" imagery?
08.28.12 - Powerful fires currently scorching parts of Russia and Africa sent up plumes of smoke into the atmosphere, observed by Suomi NPP.
07.03.12 - Climate change is one factor in the rash of western fires, but it's important to remember that natural shifts in climate have and will continue to provide a wild ride.
07.25.12 - IDV Solutions made a map of major fires in the contiguous 48 United States from 2001 through early July 2012 using MODIS instrument data from NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites.
07.13.12 - These images show how two of the most destructive fires in Colorado and New Mexico history grew over a 24-hour time period from June 9 to June 10.
07.11.12 - A recent airborne campaign got an up-close look at what happens when wildfire smoke makes its way into a thunderstorm.
07.06.2012 - Wildfire smoke has affected large parts of the country, and aerosols have been especially thick over the Midwest.
07.03.12 - As America celebrates its independence, 45 active large wildfires are creating unwanted fireworks, especially in the West. JPL Climatologist Bill Patzert answers some of our questions
06.29.2012 - High temperatures dry out vegetation and decrease the relative humidity, making it easier for fires to ignite and spread.
06.28.2012 - In late June 2012 we have a surplus of smoke from many dangerous fires raging across the western United States.
06.27.12 - These images show space- and ground-based views of the Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs, Colo.