Fires in California

Fires in California
23 July 2004

Heat signatures are seen in California from the Pine andFoothill and Crown Fires in Los Angeles County (Sourth: OSEII-NOAA).

20 July 2004 21:23 UTC

Image courtesy the MODISRapid Response Team, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center

Several fast-moving wildfires have been nipping at the margins of Los Angelesin the third week of July 2004. The Moderate Resolution ImagingSpectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellitecaptured this image of the Crown Fire on July 21, 2004. The area outlined in redshows the area in which MODIS detected actively burning fire. The Crown Fire hadburned about 8,000 acres along the southern edge of the Mojave Desert in theAngeles National Forest as of July 21 (Source: EarthObservatory).

Latest Satellite Scene from MODIS:

(Image based on data from the MODISRapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC)
Terra Satellite, 22 July 2004, 18:50 UTC

Fire Weather & Fire Danger Information
The Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS) is a contribution of “The Fire Behavior Research Work Unit”, Missoula (Montana USA). The broad area component of the Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS) generates maps of selected fire weather and fire danger components.

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