Function Resource

WildfireData

Gives a structured Dataset for wildfires observed by the NASA MODIS satellite

ResourceFunction["WildfireData"][]

gives a structured Dataset for wildfires observed by the NASA MODIS instruments on the Terra and Aqua satellites.

Details and Options

MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) is a key instrument aboard the Terra (originally known as EOS AM-1) and Aqua (originally known as EOS PM-1) satellites.
Terra’s orbit around the Earth is timed so that it passes from north to south across the equator in the morning, while Aqua passes south to north over the equator in the afternoon.
Terra MODIS and Aqua MODIS are viewing the entire Earth’s surface every 1 to 2 days, acquiring data in 36 spectral bands, or groups of wavelengths (see MODIS Technical Specifications).

Examples

Basic Examples

Get the current data:

In[1]:=
ds = ResourceFunction[ "https://www.wolframcloud.com/obj/arnoudb/DeployedResources/\
Function/WildfireData"][]
Out[1]=

Process the salient data columns:

In[2]:=
geo = Normal[ ds[All, {Red, AbsolutePointSize[2], Point[#Location]} &]];

Plot the wildfires:

In[3]:=
GeoGraphics[geo, GeoRange -> EntityClass["AdministrativeDivision", "ContinentalUSStates"], GeoBackground -> "Satellite"]
Out[3]=