Fires and smoke in Oregon

Fires and smoke in Oregon
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team,NASA/GSFC

On August 20, 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite captured this image of fires (marked with red outlines) in northwest Oregon. The northernmost fire is the Bear Butte Fire and the southern fire is the Booth Fire. At top center of the image, a gray patch marks the location of Portland along the Columbia River.

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  • Data Date:

    August 20, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    August 21, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration