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Wildfire Interactive Maps at NGDC

Wildland fires are the fastest growing fire threat. To help mitigate this problem, the NESDIS Satellite Services Division (SSD) provides real time environmental satellite data and derived products including the Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product (HMS) and the WF-ABBA product.

The HMS is an interactive processing system that allows trained satellite analysts in SSD to manually integrate data from various automated fire detection algorithms with GOES and polar satellite images. The result is a quality-controlled display of the location of fires and significant smoke plumes detected by meteorological satellites.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-10-01 14:43:16
Description Wildland fires are the fastest growing fire threat. To help mitigate this problem, the NESDIS Satellite Services Division (SSD) provides real time environmental satellite data and derived products including the Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product (HMS) and the WF-ABBA product.

The HMS is an interactive processing system that allows trained satellite analysts in SSD to manually integrate data from various automated fire detection algorithms with GOES and polar satellite images. The result is a quality-controlled display of the location of fires and significant smoke plumes detected by meteorological satellites.
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Source National Geophysical Data Center
Keyword Fire, Fires, Fire maps
Selector Knaub
Date Of Record Creation 2009-10-01 14:39:39
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Date Last Modified 2009-10-01 14:43:16
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-10-01 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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