19 Sep '12, 10pm

Introducing the Great American Interactive Wildfire Map

Climate change is leading to more frequent and longer-lasting wildfires . Climate Central shows you where they are: Now you can monitor wildfires that are currently burning with Climate Central’s new interactive wildfires map. The flame icons represent wildfires currently active in the lower 48 states and Alaska. You can hover a given fire to see its name, and if you zoom in you’ll be able to see the outline of the area that’s burning — the so-called fire perimeter. If you click within the perimeter, a window pops up showing the fire’s size in acres, the amount by which the perimeter has grown or shrunk over the past 24 hours, the fraction of the fire that has been contained and other data. There’s also a link to an even more detailed report. Keep this tool handy in coming years—we're going to need it.Not just to keep track of the various wildfires, which are increasingly ...

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