Wildland fires are the fastest growing fire threat. To help mitigate this problem,
the NESDIS Satellite Services Division
(SSD) provides real time environmental satellite data and derived products
including the Hazard Mapping System (HMS) Fire and Smoke Product and the Wildfire
Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WFABBA) product.
HMS is an interactive
processing system that allows trained satellite analysts in SSD to manually
integrate data from various automated fire detection algorithms with GOES and polar
satellite images. The result is a quality-controlled display of the location of
fires and significant smoke plumes detected by meteorological satellites.
algorithm uses GOES satellite data to detect and monitor fires and smoke
associated with wildfires.