Satellite Observations of Forest Fires from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryEntry ID: JHU_APL_AVHRR_FIRE
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.]
Start Date: 1996-08-18Stop Date: 1996-11-12
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.
Distribution Media: WWW
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-08-30