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Deadly Fire Consumes 300 Filipino Homes

Posted by feww on August 27, 2010

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Fire: A Major Mechanism of Collapse

An Early Dividend of Rising Global Temperatures


A deadly fire, which killed at least one person, consumed more than 300 homes in Navotas City, Philippines, Aug. 27, 2010.  (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali). Image may be subject to copyright. More images …

Argentina: Meanwhile, about 1,500 hectares of Calilegua National Park in northwestern were burnt out by a fire.

Italy: At least 3 dozen fires which have broken out in southern Italy since Saturday, are believed to have been caused by rising temperatures, reports say.

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More Fires!

Posted by feww on August 26, 2010

Where There’s Fire …

Satellite Images Capture about 150,000 Fires Burning in S. America


Some 148,946 fires, outlined in red, were burning on August 23, 2010 when MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image. “Most of the fires are concentrated in Bolivia, where the governments of two states had declared a state of emergency because of widespread fires three days earlier. Scores of fires also burn in Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina.”
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FIRE!

Posted by feww on August 17, 2010

A Heated Planet on Fire!

Smoke Covers Western Russia

Fires outside of the city of Nizhniy Novgorod

Fires is in the Ural Mountains


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Fires in two regions of W. Russia continued to produce thick smoke on August 15, 2010, when these images were captured by MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite. Top: Fires outside of the city of Nizhniy Novgorod, east of Moscow. Above: Fires is in the Ural Mountains,

Fires in B.C., Canada


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A thick plume of smoke from multiple fires burning in British Columbia hangs over the Pacific Ocean. This natural-color image was captured on August 13, 2010, by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite. On August 15, 2010, the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre reported that, over the previous 24 hours, a dozen new fires had started in British Columbia, half of them from lightning, and the other half from human activity. As of August 15, a total of 201 fires were burning in the province […] more than three-fourths of British Columbia was under high or extreme wildfire danger, following a weekend of scorching temperatures.” Source: NASA E/O.

Fires near Porto Velho, Brazil


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Multiple fires burned along the Madeira River in the vicinity of Porto Velho, Rondônia, This natural-color image was captured on August 7, 2010, by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite.  “In mid-August 2010, wildfires were burning throughout Brazil, according to news reports.” Source: NASA E/O.

Fires in Madeira, Portugal


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Large fires were burning on the Portuguese island of Madeira blowing smoke south over the Atlantic Ocean on August 13, 2010. This photo-like image was taken by by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite the same day. “According to news reports, the largest of the fires burned through 95 percent of the Funchal Ecological Park, a 1,000-hectare preserve set aside to restore native vegetation to the island.”  Source: NASA E/O.

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Snow, Dust, Rain and Fire

Posted by feww on March 6, 2010

Snow Blanketed Missouri to Canada

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True-color image captured by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite on March 4, 2010. Credit: NASA

Middle East Covered by Sand Storms


Dust was still blowing over the Middle East on March 4, 2010,  when NASA’s MODIS captured this true-color image.  A 100-km wide sand plume extends from Saudi Arabia across southeastern Kuwait and into Iran. Credit: NASA

Heavy Rain in Queensland, Australia


A monsoon low-pressure system moved into Queensland, Australia  in late February and early March 2010, inundating a vast expanse of land with some areas reporting heaviest rainfall in 100 years. Color-coded image shows estimated rainfall amounts from February 24 to March 2, 2010. Amounts less than 50 millimeters appear in pale green, more than 450 millimeters  in dark blue. Image used measurements from many satellites and was calibrated with rainfall measurements from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. Credit: NASA. Caption edited by FEWW

Widespread Fires, Smoke-filled Skies Across SEA


The skies over Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam were smoke-filled on March 5, 2010, when NASA’s MODIS captured this image. Hundreds of active fires in the region are outlined in red. Small fires are often lit by farmers to burn off stubble and weeds, while larger fires generating thick smoke plumes may be forest-clearing fires. Credit: NASA


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