Oregon and Washington

Oregon and Washington
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from September 11, 2002, shows Washington (top), Oregon (middle), and a bit of northern California at bottom. At the Oregon-California border, the burn scar of the Biscuit Fire can be seen. A speckling of light green in central Washington shows the effect of irrigation from the Columbia River on the dry basin inland from the coastal mountain ranges.

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  • Data Date:

    September 11, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    October 6, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration