Fires in Arizona and New Mexico
In the mountains northeast of Tucson, Arizona, the remains of the Aspen Fire blacken the landscape on July 26, 2003. In the mountainous terrain, surviving vegetation is green and the burned area is charcoal. The crisscrossing streets of Tucson appear as purples lines at bottom left. This image of the burn scar was captured by the Advanced Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on the Terra satellite.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.