Gallery: Incredible Map Shows 11 Years of Major US Fires

 

This map by interactive designer John Nelson catalogues 11 years of major US fires. After recent wildfires blazed in Colorado and Utah following long periods of dry weather, Nelson gathered satellite imagery from NASA to show not only the locations of major fires since 2001, but also to show the intensity of each of those events—as compared to the average summertime output of a nuclear power plant.

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