Fires in the U.S. Southwest

Wildfiresand Smoke in Arizonaand New Mexico

24 June 2006

Warm Fire in Northern Arizona

North of the Grand Canyon in the Kaibab National Forest, the Warm Fire continued to burn on22 June 2006. This pair of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite includes a photo-like image (left) and an infrared-enhanced image (right) that highlights the burn scar the fire is creating.

According to reports from the National Interagency Fire Center on 23 June, the Warm Fire was burningfive km south of the Jacob Lake tourist destination, and was threatening campgrounds, lake development, and historical sites. The fire was estimated to have burned4,900 ha.

22 June  2006

natural colour (red, green, and blue wavelenth)

infrared enhanced (shortwave infrared, near-infrared, and green wavelength)

(source: EarthObservatory)

The high-resolution image provided above has a spatial resolution of 250 meters perpixel.

Latest GOES-12 image:

This multispectral combined image was taken on 23 June 2006 andshows a large wildfire (Gila National Forest) burning in Catron County, New Mexico. The fire has burned more than6,400 ha at 85% contained.

(source: OSEI)

For more information see:

  • National Interagency Fire Center

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