Wolf and Copper Fires Near Los Angeles

Wolf and Copper Fires Near Los Angeles

This photograph taken from the International Space Station on June 7, 2002, shows the Copper Fire burning in the hills outside Los Angeles. Astronauts use a variety of lenses and look angles as their orbits pass over wildfires to document the long-distance movements of smoke from the fires as well as details of the burning areas. This image clearly illustrates the difficult, rugged terrain that firefighters must face when fighting these wildland fires.

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  • Data Date:

    June 7, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    June 15, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    ISS - Digital Camera
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