Fires in Southcentral United States

Fires in Southcentral United States
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On March 31, 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite detected numerous fires (red dots) burning in the central United States. States shown are (top left to bottom) Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas; (center, top to bottom), Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana; Illinois (far top right) and Mississippi (bottom right edge.)

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  • Data Date:

    March 31, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    April 3, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS


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