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Terrestrial Tour: Firefighting from Space


Special Thanks: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Earth Observing System. Scientific Visualization Studio, USDA Forest Service
Produced by: Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach
All images and animations courtesy of NASA and the Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

  • Fischer Fire photo by Dan Fiorito and compliments of

  • Esperanza Fire photo copyright AP/Ric Francis

  • Elk Bath photo by John McColgan, Alaskan Type I Incident Management Team, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska Fire Service

  • Mount Stromlo Observatory photo copyright Stephen Byron

  • Nuttall Complex Fire photos by Lance Lines, University of Arizona Police Department

  • Hayman Fire smoke plume photos courtesy of Chris Peterson and the USDA Forest Service

  • Lightning photo credit NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; DAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory

  • Rabbit Creek Fire aftermath photo by Bob Nichols, U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Photo of smoke in downtown Denver copyright AP/Zalubowski

  • Photo of trees in Pike National Forest burned by the Hayman Fire courtesy of Jack Carlson

  • Nuttall Complex Fire aftermath photos by Ron Smallwood and Lance Lines, University of Arizona Police Department

  • Waterman Canyon photo by Robert Meyer, U.S. Geological Survey

  • Cheesman Reservoir aerial photo by Erik Martinson, Colorado State University

  • Photo of sediment flowing into Cheesman Reservoir courtesy of the USDA Forest Service

  • Hydrophobic soil photo by Bob Nichols, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Music courtesy of Associated Production Music
Written by Vanessa Thomas
Designed by John Godfrey


All narration is presented in text form within the video. In addition, a full transcript will be available in the Library in the near future. Check back soon!