World fires, vegetation and snow mapped by satellite animation for ten years.

Wired Science posts this animation summarizing all detected fires, vegetation cover and snow cover for the whole world.  When  you go to their link, additional videos give full ten year detail for specific continents.
Vegetation cover has a tidal pulse, loosely inverse to the snow cover rhythm.  The interior of Australia has islands of transient greenery.  Africa is the fieriest area.