Fires in California

Fires in California
  • Credit:

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

More than 100,000 acres have now burned in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains in the Sequoia National Forest as a result of the McNalley Fire, which is still only 50 percent contained. This image of the fire (red dots at right) was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on August 3, 2002. In this false-color iamge, vegetation is bright green, bare soil or low vegetation is tan, and burned areas are reddish brown.

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  • Data Date:

    August 4, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    August 4, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration