Fires in Idaho, Montana, and Canada

Fires in Idaho, Montana, and Canada
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team,NASA/GSFC

Dozens of large fires were burning across the Rocky Mountains in Canada (top), Montana (bottom right), and Idaho (bottom center) on August 14, 2003. This image shows smoke plumes trailing from the fires, which were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite and are marked with red dots in the image.

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  • Data Date:

    August 14, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    August 15, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration