Burn Scar in Montana and Idaho

Burn Scar in Montana and Idaho
  • Credit:

    MODIS Science Team, Rong Rong Li, NASA GSFC

Roughly 2,000 fires burned across portions of Montana and Idaho, consuming more than 400,000 acres. This false-color image was acquired by MODIS on Sept. 7, after rains helped extinguish the flames. Burn scars left by the fires appear as dark purple patches.

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  • Data Date:

    September 7, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    September 12, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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