United States West Coast

United States West Coast
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This MODIS true-color image, acquired April 3, 2002, showcases the Pacific Ocean and the western continental United States. Visible are the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. A number of fires (red dots) can be seen burning in the states of California, Oregon, and Utah.

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  • Data Date:

    April 3, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 4, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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