09.08.10 - A new video shows how NASA maps pine beetle outbreaks, and what impact the beetle damage might have on forest fires.
09.07.10 - In the midst of a difficult fire season in many parts of the world, the United Nations' (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization has launched a new online fire detection system that will help firefighters and natural hazards managers improve response time and resource management.
09.02.10 - Though obscured by clouds, NASA's Terra satellite was able to see smoke coming from an oil platform that caught fire Sept. 2, 2010.
08.13.10 - The MODIS instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite detected two clusters of intense fires when it acquired a photo-like image.
10.01.09 - NASA and the U.S. Forest Service again partnered to obtain visible light, infrared and thermal imagery of California wildfires in response to July 2008 requests from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services and the National Interagency Fire Center.
11.24.09 - NASA's remotely piloted Predator B aircraft, the Ikhana, equipped with an infrared imaging sensor, recently conducted post-burn assessments of two Southern California wildfire sites, the Piute Fire in Kern County and the Station Fire in the Angeles National Forest.
05.08.09 - Researchers from NASA Langley's Science Directorate jumped into action recently, studying wildfire smoke with EPA partners.
04.30.09 - Fires in equatorial Asia are growing more frequent and having a serious impact on the air as well as the land.
04.22.09 - New research shows that the warming effect of aerosols, or small particles in the air, increases with the amount of cloud cover below the aerosols.
03.05.09 - CALIPSO traced vertically through the layers of the atmosphere to study the smoke from Australian bushfires in February.
09.26.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – Three teams of NASA Ames computer programmers, heat shield engineers and Earth scientists were honored earlier this month by the Federal Laboratory Consortium Far West Region for developing innovative technologies and partnerships.
07.16.08 - A remotely piloted aircraft carrying a NASA sensor is helping to fight more than 300 California wildfires.
07.14.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited NASA’s Ames Research Center today to see first-hand how the agency is helping firefighters battle the widespread wildfires raging throughout the state.
07.11.08 - A remotely piloted aircraft carrying a NASA sensor flew over much of California earlier this week, gathering information that will be used to help fight more than 300 wildfires burning within the state.
View images of data collected by NASA's unmanned Ikhana aircraft, superimposed over Google Earth terrain data.
07.03.08 - An international team of fire trackers, weather forecasters and various atmospheric scientists puzzle over computer models, satellite tracks and flight charts to determine how fires age.
In an effort to better understand the chemical nature of smog and greenhouse gases, scientists from the California Air Resources Board, CARB are collaborating with NASA scientists who are flying specially configured aircraft -- the DC-8 and the P-3 -- up and down the California coast this month and over the Central valley at varying altitudes.
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06.12.08 - NASA aircraft will follow the trails of smoke plumes from some of Earth's northernmost forest fires, examining their contribution to arctic pollution.
05.27.08 - Clouds serve a valuable role in Earth's climate, and thanks to A-Train, a closer look at them is possible.
03.17.08 - NASA satellites finds vast quantities of industrial aerosols and smoke from East Asia and Russia travel from one side of the globe to another.