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Fire and Smoke

NASA Looks at Fires Burning Around the World


View and download imagery captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments on NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites. The instruments frequently capture images of wildfires.

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MODIS Rapid Response


View and download imagery captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments on NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites. The instruments frequently capture images of wildfires.

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Top U.S. Images

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Top International Images

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News and Features

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Google+ Wildfire Hangout

Wildfire and Climate Change: A NASA Google+ Hangout

Aug. 9, 1 p.m. EDT

Wildfires follow a simple but dangerous equation: Hotter, dryer conditions + more people in the world = a greater likelihood that there will be more ferocious wildfires threatening lives and property. As temperatures around the world rise, even areas not accustomed to seeing wildfires could be at risk in the future.

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Smoke and Fire Videos

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Introduction

NASA satellites, aircraft, and research know-how have created a wealth of cutting-edge tools to help firefighters battle wildfires. These tools also have helped scientists understand the impact of fires and smoke on Earth's climate and ecosystems. This Web site brings together NASA's latest images, research news, multimedia and other resources pertaining to this ongoing effort.

U.S. Fires - Archives

U.S. Fire Images prior to July 1, 2013

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World Fires - Archives

World fire images prior to July 1, 2013.

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Page Last Updated: September 30th, 2013
Page Editor: Lynn Jenner