August 2017 - The 2017 Western Fire Siege

August 2017 - The 2017 Western Fire Siege

August 2017 -  What do you get when you have an exceptionally dry and warm summer that follows in the heels of a wet winter across British Columbia and the northwestern US? If you answered wildfire, you might be on the right track. Climate Engine illustrates measures of fuel dryness using Land Surface Temperature from MODIS during the 2017 summer fire season out West. Fuel dryness is one measure of the propensity of vegetation to be able to ignite and carry a wildfire. 

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July 2017 - Seeing Green - Best in the West

July 2017 - Seeing Green - Best in the West

July 2017 - The wettest water year to date in nearly 100 years across parts of the Great Basin has resulted in a bumper crop of grasses across the semi-arid region. Climate Engine is used to illustrate the vegetation vigor this spring across the region by visualizing a map of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index from MODIS. 

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Jun 2017 - Historic drought across South Africa

Jun 2017 - Historic drought across South Africa

Jun 2017 - Parts of southwestern South Africa are experiencing their most severe drought in a century as reservoir levels are so critically low that water shortages are being imposed on residents of Cape Town. Climate Engine is used to illustrate the drought situation through visualizing a map of accumulated precipitation over South Africa.   

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