Fires and burn scars in Oregon
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Wildfires continue to scorch thousands of acres in Oregon. This false-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from July 17, 2002, shows numerous fires (red dots) burning throughout the state. Vegetation is bright green, bare soil is tan, and burned areas are reddish-brown. The increasing number and continuing growth in the state’s wildfires has led the government to offer 650 Army soldiers as temporary firefighters to the state, according to news reports.
Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of the scene at the sensor’s fullest resolution, visit the MODIS Rapid Response Image Gallery.
Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC