Fires in Arizona and New Mexico
This MODIS Airborne Simulator image, acquired on June 24, 2003, shows the Aspen Fire in infrared false-color. Untouched vegetated land surface appears green, bare rock and land surface look orange-brown, the smoldering scar left by recently burned areas shows up as crimson, and the actively burning fire front is the bright red-orange ribbon around the burn scar’s perimeter. The most intense fire fronts visible in this image can be seen both to the north and south of the burned area, as well as along much of the western perimeter. For the true-color version of this scene, see the Image of the Day for June 25, 2003.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.