Satellite Observations of Forest Fires from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Entry ID: JHU_APL_AVHRR_FIRE

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Summary
Abstract: At its Satellite Communications Facility, the Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory receives daily data from the AVHRR
instrument onboard the NOAA polar orbiting satellites.

The JHU/APL Ocean Remote Sensing Group rapidly processes the data into
images. Fire-detection software was used to detect fire occurrence.
Images are available as both single-channel images and multi-channel
composite images. In places were fire occurred, images of smoke
plumes and fire scars are also available.

[This information was derived from the website of the Ocean Remote
Sensing Group at JHU/APL.]

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: Satellite Images of Forest Fires webpage at JHU/APL Ocean Remote Sensing Group


Link: View Related Information
Description: Ocean Remote Sensing Group at JHU/APL


Link: View Related Information
Description: USDA Forest Service, Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS):
this site can be used to help interpret the satellite images.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 52.0 S: 30.0  E: -103.0  W: -126.0
 N: 52.0 S: 43.0  E: -91.0  W: -104.0
 N: 35.0 S: 30.0  E: -80.0  W: -86.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-08-18
Stop Date: 1996-11-12


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > MEXICO > Baja California
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > British Columbia
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > Manitoba
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > Idaho > Hell's Canyon
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ARIZONA > Grand Canyon
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > Yosemite
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > COLORADO > Mesa Verde
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GEORGIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MINNESOTA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MONTANA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEVADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW MEXICO > Four Corners
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH DAKOTA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OREGON
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > UTAH
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WYOMING > Yellowstone


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST FIRE SCIENCE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE OCCURRENCE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
NOAA-12 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-12    [Information]
NOAA-14 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-14    [Information]


Instrument
AVHRR >Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer    [Information]


Quality
An attempt is made to geographically register the data but this may be
off at times.


Use Constraints
These images are not intended as a working fire detection resource;
they are made available only as interesting observations that anybody
could make from the publicly available AVHRR data.


Keywords
FIRE SCARS
SMOKE PLUMES


Originating Center
JHU/APL


Data Center
Ocean Remote Sensing Group, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: RAY STERNER
Email: sterner at tesla.jhuapl.edu
Contact Address:
Applied Physics Laboratory
The Johns Hopkins University
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
City: Laurel
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20723-6099
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: WWW


Personnel
MELANIE F. MEAUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-08-30

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