An animation of the global fire maps available at http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/firemaps/ from 2000 to 2010.
"Each of these fire maps accumulates the locations of the fires detected by MODIS on board the Terra and Aqua satellites over a 10-day period. Each colored dot indicates a location where MODIS detected at least one fire during the compositing period. Color ranges from red where the fire count is low to yellow where number of fires is large."
Fire maps created by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response System at NASA/GSFC. Fire detection algorithm developed by Louis Giglio. Fire locations produced by the MODIS Rapid Response System since mid-2001. Fire locations for 2000 and 2001 produced by the MODIS Adaptative Processing System (MODAPS) at NASA/GSFC and collected by the Geography Department of University of Maryland. Background image: Blue Marble created by Reto Stokli.
Music : This Fire by Ben Drake from http://www.jamendo.com/fr/track/299459