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Dazzling Map Reveals Rising Menace of US Fires

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posted on Jul, 22 2012 @ 10:03 AM
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A colorful map created to show wildfires from 2001 thru July 2012. The creator of this map used data from NASA satellites and highlighted wildfires that generated at least 100 Megawatts:


For the purposes of his map, Nelson plotted only fires of at least 100 megawatts (MW), and those for which NASA expressed at least a 50 percent confidence rating. "I wanted to capture the more meaningful fire events," he said.




Visually, this map captures the intensity of wildfires occurring in North America as recently as the Colorado fires.

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Dazzling Map Reveals Rising Menace of US Fires




posted on Jul, 22 2012 @ 10:52 AM
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For me, this visually informative map reminds me of the Rodeo-Chediski wildfire that devastated a huge area of forest in Arizona. I got close enough to witness the huge blaze and several years later to see the aftermath. The only problem I have with the article is that it fails to mention intentional or accidental wildfires started by humans.



 
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