Fires in California

Fires in California
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team,NASA/GSFC

Red dots and thick plumes of smoke reveal the locations of several early autumn fires burning in California's Sierra Nevada mountains and along the northern coast. The fires were probably started by lightning. This image was taken on September 25, 2003 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)on the Aqua satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    September 25, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    September 26, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS


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