Burn scar of the Fawn Peak Complex Fire, Washington

Burn scar of the Fawn Peak Complex Fire, Washington
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Smoke had cleared above the Fawn Peak Complex Fire in northern Washington on August 1, 2003, revealing three active fire fronts still burning (marked in red) as well as a large, brown burn scar on the mountains’ forested slopes. In this false-color image, vegetation is bright green, and the burned area is brick red. Water is dark blue. This image is from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    August 1, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    August 1, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration