Fires in Southern California
Image courtesy Jesse Allen, based on data from the U.S. /Japan ASTER Science Team.
This false-color image shows the devastating burn scars left behind by wildfires in southern California in late October 2003. In the image, unburned vegetation appears red, while burned areas appear charcoal-brown. The image, captured by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), on November 2, 2003, shows the Santa Monica Hills in the Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley regions of California northwest of the city of Los Angeles. Urban areas appear light gray, and some irrigated fields in the left part of the iamge appear brilliant red.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.