Fires in California

Fires in California
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Lightning-caused fires burn in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image taken September 23, 2003 by the Aqua satellite. Red dots mark additional fires burning throughout the state, including one near Cape Mendocino in California's “Redwood Empire.”

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  • Data Date:

    September 23, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    September 25, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS


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