Fires in the Southeastern United States

Fires in theSoutheastern United States

24 March 2006

In the Southeast, scattered fires were burning across Alabama, Georgia, and Florida on22 March 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead. According to the22 March report from the Southern Area Coordination Center, a few prescribed fires (intentional fires set by land managers for natural resource management) were underway across the Southern District, but the majority of the fires were of other humanorigins.

22 March 2006
15:15 hrs UTC

(source: EarthObservatory)

The high-resolution image provided above has a spatial resolution of 500 meters perpixel.

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