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Research roadmap traces the path to 'smart' fire fighting

When responding to the more than 1.2 million blazes reported annually, the nation's firefighters usually start with a dangerous disadvantage: They often lack critical information—even something as basic as a floor plan—that ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Other
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Image: Canadian wildfires continue and increase

Hot spots abound in this image taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on May 30. When accompanied by smoke, as they are in this image, these hot spots are indicative of fire. Wildfire season in Canada is starting somewhat early this ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Real and false-color images of Siberia

The Aqua satellite's MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument took this image of the fires in Siberia. The top image shows the full sized false color image of the area highlighting the burn scars from ...

dateMay 14, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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