Missouri Breaks Complex Fire
In eastern Montana, the Missouri Breaks Complex Fire burned more than 100,000 acres in late July 2003. This image of the charred landscape was captured by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on August 2. In this false-color image, water is deep blue, vegetation is shades of green, naturally bare ground (or very low vegetation) appears light purple, nad the burned area south of the Missouri River appears charcoal.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.