As wildfires persist on Maui, NASA’s Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) plays a role in monitoring fire movements. By utilizing satellite data from MODIS and VIIRS, FIRMS offers real-time and standard fire products, aiding local authorities and emergency responders.
FIRMS’ Fire Map allows users to explore global active fire detections through MODIS and VIIRS data. Near real-time fire data is available within 3 hours of satellite passes, contributing to containment efforts. Imagery is accessible within 4-5 hours, providing a visual representation of the fire’s scope.
Users should be aware that the data is provided “as is,” with users assuming responsibility for its application.
To view the full interactive map, click here.