Wildfires can be one of nature's most destructive forces but thanks to Wildfire Watch system users can get updates on wildfires that may be approaching them. Created by Descartes Labs, this signaling system comes in the form of a Twitterbot found at @WildfireSignal. This system provides updates every six hours and showcases two time-lapse videos, one in color and the other in infrared. These videos track the progression of wildfires across the continental US, placing a particular focus on smoke plumes and heat signatures.
Each Tweet offered by the Wildfire Watch System contains the name of the fire, its latitude and longitude and a unique hashtag. These elements allow users to easily track fires and warn other of impending destruction.
Image Credit: @WildfireSignal
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