Fires in Alaska

 Firesburning across Alaska

26 July 2005

Cloud-free skies over much of central Alaska on 25 July 2005, revealed dozens of fires burning in the state’s interior. As of26 July 2005, the Alaska Fire Service estimated that more than 1,400,000 acres had burned across thestate.

25 July 2005
22:05 hrs UTC
(Image courtesy MODIS)

True colour: Bands 1-4-3

False Colour: Bands 7-2-1

The links provide a 500mresolution for both scenes

 This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image was captured by the Aqua satellite on July 25, and active fire locations that MODIS detected are marked in red.

The left  image  is a photo-like image in natural colours, while theright image has been enhanced by including MODIS’ observations of infraredlight. In the false colour scene, vegetation is bright green, clouds are lightblue, and the burned area is magenta. Bright pink indicates areas that wereactively flaming at the time.

Latest  Lightning Occurrence map:

Lightning strikes – 25 July 2005

(source: National Weather Service)

For background information on the Fire Situation in Alaska see:

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