Oregon and California

Oregon and California
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On September 18, 2002, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite captured this rare cloud-free view of the U.S. West Coast states of California (bottom) and Oregon (top). Visible amid the mountains near the border of the two states is a large brown burn scar—the remains of the Biscuit Fire, which affected almost half a million acres.

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  • Data Date:

    September 18, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    October 14, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration