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Near real-time weather monitoring for Alaska and its adjacent oceans

Fire Point Mapping in Alaska:

This video shows a time lapse of the fire heat points detected by GINA over the course of the 2024 Alaska Fire Season from April 6, 2024 to July 8, 2024. Recent fire points are displayed as bright red and fade to brown after a few days. Fire points frequently appearing in the same location indicate an actively burning wildfire. This product doesn’t detect points that are under cloud cover or thick smoke. This product is used by the Alaska Fire Service for detecting active fires on the Alaska Wildland Fire Information Map. For more videos from this season, check out our blog post on the 2024 fire season


Fire Season 2024 Updates

Starting June 21 and updated every Monday, fire points videos will be posted to keep track of Alaska’s fire season. Consistent with last year’s summary, ...
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Fire season is in full swing here in Alaska! The Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) product is designed to provide a more quantitative view of smoke, ranging from thin in green to thick in red. Blues and purples are not significant. The AOD cannot identify smoke in the clouds.
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Aerosol Optical Depth Product in Use for Monitoring Smoke

Fire season is in full swing here in Alaska! The TrueColor RGB shows a scene similar to what the eye would see. Smoke is a ...
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About GINA

Established in 2001 as an initiative of UA’s President, the Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA) focuses on remote sensing and geographic information systems activities for Alaska and its surrounding oceans.

GINA collaborates with federal, state, and academic partners to serve this data through public portals. An inventory of satellite images over the state of Alaska is available online and these images can be freely downloaded.