Fires in Oregon and California
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) detected numerous fires (red dots) burning in the western United States on July 13, 2002 (see full-resolution scene). Fires in Oregon are especially large, and are producing thick smoke. Widlfires continued to plague the region for an extended period.