Fires in Oregon and California

Fires in Oregon and California
  • Credit:

    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.

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  • Data Date:

    July 13, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    July 15, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration