Fires across Southern United States

Fires across Southern United States
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Even if the vegetation doesn’t give much hint of the turning of the seasons, the number of fires spread across the southern U.S. is its own indication of fall. Land managers often conduct prescribed burns in fall, and the majority of the ones marked in red in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite on October 21, 2003, are likely that type of fire.

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  • Data Date:

    October 21, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    October 22, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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